Training Report - Kenashi Pass 21
Dr.K and K participated in this training. It was minus 4 degrees Celsius at the Kenashi Pass.
This season, we have more snow than usual. Early this morning, we have confirmed that the snow height meter on the Kenashi Pass was indicating 304cm. We came to the Kenashi Pass to see that amount of snow, although we knew that the snow on the road would be melted at the time where we would ride (due to Dr.K's business, we couldn't gather earlier) because of a strong sunshine. Riding on the wet road would be extremely uncomfortable. But we decided to go to ride.
We began our climb from the Akaigawa side.
Because of excessive snow removal, the snow on the road is almost gone. The asphalt is begining to emerge.
A large amount of snow is surmounting the anti-avalanche fences.
Arriving at the summit of the Kenashi Pass, Dr.K dropped out once and arrived there few seconds later after K. We passed the summit of the Kenashi Pass and arriving at the Second Kenashi Pass.
There is a lot of snow on the Second Kenashi Pass.
This is the sign which indicates the border between Otaru and Akaigawa. It's completely buried under the snow.
We descended a little to the Otaru side.
The snow quantity is amazing.
We head back to Akaigawa.
We are riding on the snow left at the edge of the road.
The snow melted part on the asphalt is enlarging.
Going to pass the summit of the Kenashi Pass.
The snow on the road was completely gone at the Akaigawa side and the road surface was completely wet. Dr.K who didn't care about gettting mudded descended normally but K who didn't want to get mudded descended slowly. So Dr.K won this descent with a face covered with mud.
This amount of snow reminds us the season 2005-2006 like Kenashi Pass 6 where we had a lot of snow.