Last Thursday I went for a short hike up Izumigatake! I’ve been in the area before, but this is the first time I went to the top of the mountain. It was cold, and the clouds were passing over the peak, but eventually they cleared and I could take in the amazing view! On the way back down the sun actually broke through the clouds and I found a nice spot to sit and eat the lunch I packed for the day. I admit though, that I was a little nervous about running into a bear, as I was all alone. I had to wait a while for the bus, and felt jealous of all the drivers I saw come and go in the meantime. The long wait turned out to be a blessing in disguise however, because I got to witness a stunning sunset over the city, the ocean, and the clouds. All in all, it was a great and relaxing day!