Thanks for the information! I think Japan has a fascinating history (wish I knew more) and love to see how the country has changed over time.
Thanks. I was hoping the snowfall would have covered the tracks but it hadn't. I wasn't even the first one up, either. Maybe I'll have better luck this winter.
Your shoot is fine; I am giving my vote.
Thanks, it was about the only time there was blue sky that day.
It's probably a shift or commemorative toponym, where places and towns get named after something that's going on or where they've been. It's probably the same reason there's a "California" in Missouri,a "London" in Kentucky, or a "Rome" in New York. As a guess, it might have been named by a prospector who knew about the California gold rush, as there are old gold mines in the Huerfano Valley (the green area to the east of the glacier), some still (slightly) worked.
I understand you.
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Has this one been shut down yet? What's the Kawabe Dam situation? Gokanosho is aging. Only one store at the top of Sendantodoro-no-taki is open now, and the lady running it is 85 years old. The Iwamura store hasn't been open the last few times I've been there.
I've been to Iwaoku last month,too. Gokanosho including Iwaoku is very very beautiful area through a year.I love Itsuki and Gokanosho!