July 14, 2009
Neishi Sansou Hut to Shibunoyu, Yatsugatake, Nagano (July 12th)
Dicentra peregrina (Komakusa).
They were protected near the Neishi Sansou Hut.
Neishi Sansou Hut (6:40) - Mt. Neishidake (6:55) - Mt. Higashi-Tengudake (7:27) - walk on the rocky trail (It took more time than we expected...) - Kuroyuri Hut (9:00) - Shibu-no-yu BS (10:35) - Bus (left at 11:23) - JR Chino Sta. (12:15) - Azusa Limited Express (12:30) - Home (Around 3:00).
A panorama at the top of Mt. Neishidake.
You can see Mt. Amidadake, Mt. Akadake, Mt. Ioudake and Mt. Tengudake (and also the hut we stayed)!
The summit of Mt. Higashi-Tengudake.
Cerastium rubescens var. ovatum (Takane-mimina-gusa).
We saw quite a few of them at the Tengudake area.
At the rocky trail on the way down from Mt. Higashi-Tengudake.
Chamaepericlymenum canadense (Gozen Tachibana).
Mt. Higashi-Tengudake and Mt. Nishi-Tengudake.
Pteridophyllum racemosum (Osaba-gusa).
Oxalis acetosella (Ko-miyama-katabami).
This one got the lovely pink veins.
Viola blandaeformis (Usuba Sumire) in the forest on the way down from Kuroyuri Hut.
Viola blandaeformis (Usuba Sumire).
Dactylostalix ringens (Ichiyou-ran) near the Shibu-no-yu Hot Spring.