I was in and out of the office today, mostly in. On my way back this evening I took a detour to take some pictures of Hakusan, which had emerged from the clouds after a week or so.
I’ve posted numerous pictures of this mountain, but I’ve never said much about it. It’s quite a hulking presence around these parts, when you can see it, and has some significance in the Japanese hierarchy of big, special mountains. It’s one of the three sacred mountains in Japan (along with Mt. Fuji and another mountain that you’ve likely never heard of in neighboring Toyama Prefecture), and is nearly 9,000 feet tall.
It’s a beautiful thing to have lurking in our back yard. I’d be wise to climb it while I have the chance.
But what is more beautiful than a snow-covered Hakusan is the fact that it’s Sunday night, and my weekend is at its mid-way point. I’m looking forward to some football/baby coddling in the morning, some gym midday, and some guitar strumming w/ beer in the afternoon. Good times.