Last night was the Hakuba Premier of the second installment in Big Mountain Legend, Jeremy Jones` snowboard movie trilogy, Deeper, Further, Higher….and i gotta say, it was some inspiring stuff.
Here are a few more random pics from the back-country last week.
The past week has been heavy on the hikes……lots of clear skies & limited snowfall have made it perfect for long leisurely hikes to any of Hakuba`s endless bc lines. Here are a few pics from my fancy new phone.
Officially bears do exist in Hakuba. In fact, they`re all over Japan. The Japanese black bear (tsukinowaguma), with its white crescent moon collar is traditionally associated with the Shinto mountain spirit yama no kami. So if you see one, don`t run……pray for powder & a stable snow-pack. How many black bears are there in Hakuba?… Read more »