High on Mt. Happo’one, Hakuba Valley ~ Japanese Alps. Taken from around 2/3rds up the summit of Happo, way above the highest lift. I was on a bee-line, boot packing it to the summit to make the most of this bluebird day. I watched a couple Japanese snowboarders strap in and head off into the valley. You really have to know where your going in this area as it drops into extreme mountain areas. One wrong turn and your cactus – let alone the risk of avalanche, which on a day like this can be fairly high…thanks for looking.