The air was so cool on the hillside and the approach to the hot spring was still decorated with white snow. I could feel the spruces were breathing and the refreshing aroma of them inspired me to step into the woods.
The road has many curves to make it easier for automobiles to climb the hillside. I think you can imagine the steel slope on the hillside.
This is not the ski course but for the works of forestry, some comparatively flat space could be found here and there beside the road.
The highest peaks at the center of Hokkaido Island could be seen through the branched of spruce trees. It takes its toll to climb the mountain but may be rewarding considering the magnificent landscape from the peaks.