We were enjoying the last run to the peak of Mt. Niseko Annupri. No more steep slope to crawl up could not be seen between the peak and us.
It seemed that we were near the peak of Mt. Iwaonupri. The landscape of the hollows was getting vague with the drape of clouds around the peak.
The trail to the sky seemed to be getting tougher as we stepped forward but the scenery was getting nicer and something different.
The upper hillside of Mt. Niseko Annupri was covered with rocks. It seemed to be so hard for plants to take roots this area. But some parts of the surface were covered with plants peculiar to highland.
The trail was getting steeper than the lower area and wider area of could be seen from the hillside of Mt. Iwaonupri. The perspective of the area was getting clear.
In case of emergency, our cell. phones would play the role of saver but we use them mainly as cameras during our trekking to the peak.
looking back the lowland from the hillside of Mt. Niseko Annupri, we recognized how far we were away from the entrance of the trail to the peak of the mountain.
The trail to the peak of Mt. Niseko Annupri was surrounded by tall bamboo grasses strong enough to keep themselves green even in winter.
This is the trail to the peak of Mt. Niseko Annupri. The entrance of the trail is in front of the parking lot. White snow was left at the entrance of the trail and on the path.