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Spring snow

While the crowds were rushing to view the cherry blossoms in Tokyo a few weekends back, I spent a few days tromping about in the still-winter scape of Togakushi.  The chest-high snow blanketed most sounds, save for a few audible hints of spring:  birds rustling about, river currents carving out paths beneath the snow pack, and the steady drum beat of avalanches ripping off the cliffs of Nishi-dake 西岳.