A covering of snow

The gorge is covered with snow.
Early this morning, the rain turned to snow and covered the gorge with soft rime.
What appears to be a large rock in the second photograph is actually the top of the Panoramadai lookout, which is visible from the Visitor Center.
It takes about one hour to climb up to the lookout. It is a “hidden spot” that affords a bird’s-eye view of the hot spring village and Daisetsuzan mountain range from the top.
Climbing to it without proper equipment now is difficult. The center will notify the public when the time for climbing arrives. (Photos of the view from the top are printed in the fall foliage map provided in Visitor Center Report 51.)
Photo: Sounkyo Gorge Nov. 8