Fuji-san basically has three viewing conditions:
1. Nicely covered with snow looking great on a cold clear winter’s day. You will get to see Fuji-san like this maybe 5-10 times a year if you’re lucky or if we get hit with Typhoons that typically have a clear day the day after.
2. Invisible. Clouded in. Nothing to see here, move on. Sucks if you have $1500 plane tickets just to see Fuji-san. You get to (not)see Fuji-san like this 97% of the year.
3. Looking like a dirty brown “Ant Hill”. Not very attractive at all. Luckily you don’t see it like this very often as it only happens for a few months a year during summer and 99% of summer it’s clouded in.
Today was kind of interesting as it was the first time I had seen Fuji-san with just the cap starting to snow over. Maybe I had seen it like this before but today was the first time I took notice enough to snap off a photo or ten. This shot was taken from my office window around 8:15am. Nothing to write home about but good enough to put on my homepage. More importantly it shows winter is nearly hear and it’s looking like it will be a bumper season. I have already dropped the snowboard into the shop for a tune-up in preparation for a late November start… Cowabunga!
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