So it seems death is not the only thing lurking on Mt. Fuji. Here's a photo of the finest of fine summer vacation destinations, taken near the summit of this most-venerated mountain, a mere two days ago (that would be, yes, June, not January, 27th):
Climbing season officially starts on Sunday (also known in some circles as "Canada Day"), and Randal and I are headed there in about 6 days, next Friday. Did I already say, "Oh, crap"?
Apparently Fuji-zan got a lot more snow than usual this year. Really? You don't say. Triple crap. :)