Around the Akaishi River and Hokkaisawa Stream

The Akaishi River is a little high today, enough to splash on to hiking boots.
The rocks are somewhat slippery, so it is best to take care when crossing and to have the proper equipment. It is also a good idea to check if rain fell the previous day before setting out.
Communities of Primula cuneifolia var. cuneifolia and Phyllodoce aleutica are forming nearby.
The Diapensia lapponica subsp. obovata, Loiseleuria procumbens, and other plants are also flowering where the snow has melted.
In the area of the Hokkaisawa Stream, it is possible to spot small communities of Sieversia pentapetala and Phyllodoce caerulea.
Photos: Areas around the Akaishi River and Hokkaisawa Stream Aug. 1