The garden where the deities are romping around is the highland located at the center of Hokkaido Island. Trekking from the peak to another peak seemed to be so exciting.
It must be so tough for lives to inhabit the peak of the mountain. It must be so hot in summer and cold in winter. Only the winds, rains, snows carve the rocks, not creatures.
The top of the mountain seemed to refuse animals and insects to inhabit and exist around there. Very few kinds of plants were near the top of the mountain.
I do not think that Mt. Kurodake has a cater from where lava had splashed before but the rocks on the top of the mountain apparently seemed to be made of lava.
The wind blew the cloud and the hillside with the stripe of white and dark green could be seen a little bit through the window in the cloud.
Almost no plant on the peak of Mt. Kurodake. From the barren and rocky surface of the top of the mountain, green and white hillside of other mountains should be seen through the cloud.
It might be the first time for me to reach a peak of mountain alone without my wife after our marriage. I felt a kind of independence for a few minutes.
Usually it takes about one hour to reach the peak of Mt. Kurodake from the upper side station of the ski lift. I reached to the peak for about one hour on that day too via the different route .
It was first time for me to step forward straight to the peak of a mountain. I guessed we should thank enough to the trail builder who arranged the trail so nicely for trekkers.