Forums Trip Reports Kagura/Japan 03/27/2005 Nise-Kirinoto/Sankaku Peak Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts March 29, 2005 at 12:47 pm #566592 montoya 46 Posts Glancing at the calendar, we figured our share of powder was sadly coming to an end here in Japan. But luckily the J snow gods dumped about 30cm of good snow. Sunday had beautiful weather, so we decided to go for a longer hike in search of some new lines. *Packing up at the trailhead. 2 splitboarders, 3 boarders, 2 skiers: *Breaking trail after about 1.5 hours. Our target was a south face so we were racing against time. All the while we were passing up some pretty sweet lines below us. Oh well, can’t get too greedy: *Um, it was pretty windy here. It’s always like that: *Ice, steeps and wind convince us half-way up to stow the splits and kick-step to the top (we had Verts with us). Might’ve been able to skin up with crampons, but nope didn’t bring’em today. *First-tracks by telemarker Otsuka-san. First one up, first on down. *Short hike back up, then some tai-chi-chuan route-finding: *Going down the roller-coaster: All in all a great day. Rode some new lines and will be back for more later. March 29, 2005 at 5:33 pm #581237 powderjunkie 1669 Posts Really cool to see you guys splitboarding in Japan. Nice looking terrain and good snow. March 29, 2005 at 6:33 pm #581238 mountainvoodoo 80 Posts Sweet Trip Report, looks like it was a blast. Jim Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.