These are the photos taken from another lookout near Lake Kussharo. It is on the hillside on the way from "Highland Koshimizu Camping Site" to Lake Kussharo.
At the beginning of the touring season, the contrast of white snow and dark green of spruce was so impressive in Hokkaido.
Lake Kussharo could be seen from the lookout on top of the hill but this is the entrance of the trail to the peak of Mt. Mokoto. This is "Highland Koshimizu Camping Site."
Our next target to conquer the peak, Mt. Shari(dake) still could be seen even from the plain. I hope I will be able to take enough leaves to do that next year.
There was a small shrine on top of the hill. The gate was colored with pink, the same color as moss phlox flowers, my wife's favorite color.
Mt. Shari(dake) could be seen away from the hillside of the park. The peak was still covered with white snow on that day.
This park had been run by Higashimokoto Village that merged with Memanbetsu Town. The merged municipalities was named Ozora Town.
After having lunch in BBQ restaurant TAMURA in Bihoro Town, we headed to the Moss Phlox Park in Ozora Town. The road went on and on to the east.
I could not imagine the total plan of this public work but due to the greenhouse effect and global warming, the precipitation might have increased and so called "Guerrilla Intensive Rainfall" occurs here and there even in Hokkaido nowadays.
This is the landscape from the southern hill of Kitami Hollow.
We headed to Bihoro Town to have lunch at a BBQ restaurant headquartered in the town.