Monday, August 5, 2013

Hakone with Morgan

Our first trip to Hakone with Morgan wasn't what we expected...lots of clouds and rain.  So, a few weeks later we decided to try again.  We had a bit more success this time around.  And, once again, Kris had a blast driving up the mountain roads. 
Now, this is a switchback!
We made the trip on a Thursday to avoid as much of the crowd as we could.  At the bottom of the ropeway, near lake Ashi, there was no crowd, so we were able to get a car all to ourselves.
Getting ready to get on and head up the mountain

The clouds and steam made it hard to take pictures.  Mt. Fuji was well hidden, so no pictures this day.
Clouds and steam

The ropeway continues to the other side of the mountain.  We didn't go that far.  Our stop was at Owakudani

This is the first time we have been able to see a worker mess with the eggs in the water.

She wanted me to save all of the shell pieces

It's obvious from our three trips to Hakone, that the best time to visit is NOT the summer time.  Too much haze to view Fujisan.