You heard already about the rain on Saturday... on Sunday we decided to try again, a little closer to home. We drove through Ashikaga and into the hills. I forgot the map, but we ended up in a beautiful spot, hiking around. As you can see from the pictures, not only were the trees beautiful and very tall, but Kathy and Joanne felt the need to wear the same colours. (they didn't think being three gaijin made us stand out enough, they had to both wear red). It was really incredible (-the hiking, not the red!). I've put a couple pictures from the hike up on the photosite - check them out.