26 Dec - Back Online!

At last, back in Hakuba, back in the local terrain and snow. Two months in Canada was a big and special event for me, but I am very happy to be home. Daily weather study plot data and field observations will get going again for the season, after a much later start than normal. Yesterday was windy, there are rain crusts in teh snow pack, it was -15C at 800m last night and clear. Today I am going out to see to what altitude the rain crusts can be found and what condition they are in.

An exceptional morning here in Hakuba, -15C, clear and the near vertical appearance of the range main peaks are standing very bright in the morning sunrise. My fingers hurt just looking up there.