Kaminoko-ike Pond 神の子池

We snow hiked up to Kaminoko-Ike pond

When there is no snow, you can drive and park the car very close to the pond, but during the winter you have to park on the side of the main road and walk the last two km to the pond because of the snow.  We intended to give up the walk if there were no other people snow hiking.

There were no other cars parked on the side of the road. However, the weather was good and we didn’t need to worry about getting lost as there is only one road to the pond, so we started walking with snowshoes. There were some old footprints, from maybe a few days ago, but it seemed that we were the first to walk to the pond today.

We reached the pond in about 40 minutes. The water in the pond was clear and blue, and we saw several kinds of birds.  It was quiet with no one else there. I took a lot of photos while walking around the pond.

It was about 1 hour and 40 minutes of walking altogether.  It wasn’t a long distance and not a long time to walk, but it was hard walking on the soft snow.


神の子池までスノーハイクしました

雪がない時はすぐ近くまで車で行けますが、冬の間は最後の2キロの除雪がないので歩かなくてはなりません。車も道端に停めないとならないので、他の人がいなかったら諦めるつもりでした。

でも天気は良く、道も一本なので迷うことはなさそうなので、スノーシューを履いて歩き始めました。数日前の足跡がところどころありましたが、今日歩いている人は誰もいませんでした。

40分ぐらいで池に着きました。池の水は澄んでいてきれいで青く、鳥も数種類いました。他に誰もいなくて静かでした。池の周りを一周してたくさん写真を撮ってから帰路につきました。

全部で1時間40分ほど歩きました。距離と時間は短いですが、雪の上を歩くのは疲れました。