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Jun 25, 2018 - Tsutsujigahara, say that three times fast, and the Shiretoko Peninsula

Have changed the default map to that of only the island of Hokkaido; changes in location during our Hokkaido Tour are more easily viewed. Our drive continues towards the northeast peninsula, Shiretoko. We drove out of Teshikaga and proceeded between Lakes Kussharo & Mashu (the site of the 'soggy shoes' hike). Driving along we see large plumes of smoke/steam billowing from the roadside mountainside. Driver asks fellow passengers whether a stop & visit is in order - instantaneous/unanimous/vociferous affirmation ! Tsutsujigahara here we come...

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