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Spring Afternoon next to the Mt Yotei hut
Hokkaido

This is a friend of mine crashed out on the tables outside the hut near the top of Mt Yotei. This was taken one week before the hut officially opened for the summer hiking season so there wasn't anyone else around.

Worth doing if you have the chance.

Copyright: Glen Claydon
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Taken: 08/06/2010
Uploaded: 08/07/2011
Updated: 19/09/2014
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Tags: niseko; hokkaido; japan; yotei; snow; spring
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