October 2010By Rožle Bregar

Japanese Alps

It was a beautiful October with autumn colors. My father dropped me off in a place I don’t remember anymore. He gave me a map in Japanese hieroglyphs and said: “I will pick you up after four days at Kurobe dam.” So, I started a journey traversing part of the Japanese alps. It was a nice ridge hike just above the tree line at 3000m, finishing in a beautiful valley with hot springs.