Ten days to Go.
Pick up my passport today. Woo hoo.
Looking at the 10 day forecast for Japan for the first time now, it looks like there’s gonna be a lot of rain. I’m starting to wonder: “Why am I taking my first trip hiking in Japan, in the dead of winter?”
I envision slogging down slippery trails, soaked, tired, miserable.
Now the rationalization starts, a dialogue between my anxious self and my practical self:
I can delay until March Spring time when it’s wonderful and the flowers are starting to come out and everything is lovely. As an experienced hiker, I know that hiking alone in bad weather is dangerous. So…maybe I should delay until, March, just a 2 month delay.
However, as an experienced hiker, I know that as long as I stick to well-traveled routes, I should be okay. Still, I have bought all this cold weather gear end and I have my tickets so.. why not go? I think the good news is that except for New Year’s Eve I shouldn’t have any problem finding accommodations as this is low season.
I stick with my plan, if it rains too much, I’ll have books. Plenty of books.