Jumping briefly back in time two weeks. Natsuki was in town and we hiked to the top of Daimonji Yama in perfect late November weather. It being a holiday weekend there were a good number of people on the mountain. One couple in normal clothes and normal shoes kept speeding past us. Also, many hiking old ladies in their mountain gear who got lost and had to get directions from me. This was the first time that I was able to see Osaka Bay, far to the south, from Kyoto.