August 4, 2009

Mt. Hakkouda (August 4th) 《Summer Trip Day 3》

Betula ermanii (Dakekanba) on the way to Sennin-tai(仙人岱).

On Day 3 of our trip we hiked the Mt. Hakkouda area.
We left the hot spring around 6:30 and got to the top of Mt. Ootake, the highest peak of Mt. Hakkouda around 10:15 and had early lunch there. From there we walked down back to the hot spring via some nice marshy area of Kenashi-tai (毛無岱). We enjoyed the hot spring once again before we left for Aomori Sta. by bus at 16:58. We took the express train "Hamanasu" from there to Sapporo. We left Aomori at 22:42 and arrived at Sapporo at 6:07 next morning.

Vaccinium vitis-idaea var. vitis-idaea (Kokemomo).

Mt. Ootake.

Narthecium asiaticum (Kinkouka) at the Sennin-tai.

Parnassia palustris (Umebachi-sou).

Gentiana nipponica (Miyama Rindou).

Hypericum erectum (Otogiri-sou).

Pedicularis chamissonis var. japonica (Yotsuba Shiogama).

Arnica unalascensis var. tschonoskyi (Usagi-giku).

Pedicularis yezoensis (Ezo Shiogama).

Myrmechis japonica (Aridooshi Ran).
I've never seen this kind of orchid before... It was so tiny.

Abies mariesii (Ooshirabiso aka. Aomori Todomatsu).

The view from the top of Mt. Ootake.

Inachis io (Kujaku-chou) and Campanula lasiocarpa (Iwa-gikyou).

Halenia corniculata (Hana Ikari).

The view on the way down from the top of Mt. Ootake.

Beautiful blue sky!

Drosera rotundifolia (Mousen-goke).

Drosera rotundifolia (Mousen-goke).
I didn't know this kind of plant has such a cute little flower.

The field covered with Narthecium asiaticum (Kinkouka) flowers.

The sky reflected on the pool.

Lots of pools in this wet land!
Pretty big area.

Gaultheria ovatifolia ssp. adenothrix (Akamono).

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