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Hi everyone I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought you some cool mountain gear. Usually I find it a little hard to get into the Christmas feel here in Fukuoka but this year it actually snowed which made for a real Christmas feeling.

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For me what goes along with Christmas is knowing that the winter mountain season is upon us and to kick things off this year I thought go big or go home, so we took on the tallest mountain on Kyushu, Mt. Naka in the Kuju Highlands.

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We started from Makinoto Pass and on the way up the first grind we could see that Rime Frost had formed on the bushes higher up. Rime Frost is ice that forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects and it freezes to the windward or wind-facing side of tree branches, or any type of solid object and it’s just beautiful!

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After a short Rime Frost photo shoot we headed further up until Mt. Kuju came into view, past the Kuju Juction and on towards Mt. Naka. Between the Kuju Junction and Mt. Naka there is a small lake that freezes over in winter that you can actually walk across. It always brings back a lot of memories of playing hockey with my friends on a frozen lake back in Canada!

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After getting a few good laughs watching Mana trying to cross the lake we found a good spot to kick back for lunch and while Dave took a smoke break and Mie San kept Mana busy I made the perfect dish for a winter adventure, Kimuchi Nabe!! Just the thing to warm you up!

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With warm bellies we made our way to the summit and were rewarded with just a beautiful view of Bogatsuru and even Mt. Yufu. The wind at the top was blazing but it was still awesome! Making our way back the lake we had a short coffee break before heading down under a spectacular evening sky.

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Mt. Naka was a great way to start off the winter hiking season. Our next tour will be “Hatsu Hi No De” or the first sunrise of the new year starting in the wee hours of Jan 1st, followed by “Hatsu Nobori” or the first hike of the year taking place on Jan 9th. If you feel like starting the new year off right and want to join us on any of these fun tours see the Amarok Schedule for more details.

I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season and thank you all for your support throughout the year!


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九州救助犬協会チャリティーイベント

KRDA Fundraising Event

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Last Sunday we took part in a fundraising event for the Kyushu Rescue Dog Association. The event was held at the Miyahara Service area on the North bound side of the Kyushu Highway. About 15 to 20 members took part in the event to raise awareness of the roll Rescue Dogs play and what they can do.

日曜日に宮原SAで九州救助犬協会のチャリティーイベントがありました。15~20人のKRDAメンバーが救助犬の意識を高めるために、イベントに参加しました。

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The event was held from 11:30 to 16:00, those interested could come and pet and take pictures with the dogs, talk with the handlers and at 11:30, 13:30, and 15:30 bark box and obedience demonstrations also took place.

イベントは11:30~16:00まで、興味のある人は来て、犬と遊んで、一緒に写真を撮って、ハンドラーと話したりでき11:30、13:30、15:30“バークボックス”と服従のデモもありました。

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A bark box demonstration is one where there are 3 large boxes and when the dog isn’t looking someone hides in one of the boxes and when told to search the dog sniffs out the box that the person is hiding in and then barks at the box to let the handler know that there is someone inside, hence the name “Bark Box”.

“バークボックス”とは何個かの大きなボックスがあって犬が見ていない時に人が一つのボックスに入りハンドラーが“サガセ”と合図をだしたら救助犬が探しに行きます。救助犬は鼻を使って人が隠れている箱をみつけ、箱に向かって吠えます。

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It was a really good event with lots of people asking questions and showing support and thanks to the generosity of everyone we raised more money than we expected.

とてもいいイベントでした。興味がある人が多くって皆様の寛大さで募金も予想以上集まりました。皆さんありがとうございました!




2010.12.07 | Comments(0) | Trackback(0) | 救助犬ログ

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