Even though we weren't wearing any bells, like Japanese hikers, we still didn't see any bears.
I was nearly bitten by this snake head shaped plant.
Below a dam
Derek on the other side of a railroad tie bridge
At the summit of Takahatayama
A huge toad sitting in the middle of the trail that was completely nonplussed by our presence. He never flinched, even with my camera lens in his face.
Summit of Kuretakeyama
I nearly had an awesome shot of this green snake. He was really moving.
The bridge across had a pretty epic view itself.