Today I had a great time with my friends at Iwao mountain.

Iwao mountain is one of the great backcountry spot which is fairy easy access.

Since today was the beginning of the season, the snow was bit wet.

However, we had great time under sunny sky.

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We started our hike ups from Oshiki Onsen (hot spring) toward Iwao which is

 right next to Annupuri mountain.

It usually takes an hour to get up to the peak of Iwao from a parking lot.

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This is the peak of Mt Annupuri.

Still it was bit to early to hike up Annupuri side, so we decided to hike up Iwao instead.

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At the peak of Iwao, my friend Todd taking off skins off his skis.

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Going down first track of the mountain which is a great experience.

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Keeps exploring around the area, so nice to be in a beautiful nature.