On day 3, my group and I went mountain biking. Mountain biking was a lot different and harder from normal biking. The bikes were huge and it was hard biking on the bumpy roads. It wasn’t comfortable at all, but you can get the hang of it when you do it once.
After doing mountain biking we went for garbage pickup at the river and we were given three garbage bags. One for burnables, one for non burnables and one for cans. We picked up many garbage on our way to the river. At the river, some of us were trying to make a small bridge with rocks to get to the the other side. On the way back to the hotel, we took a break at Lawson (convinience store) to buy snacks and drinks, went to a shrine and visited the ski jump field. By the time we got back to the hotel, we had a garbage bag fully filled with dirty garbage.
The river we went for garbage pickup
A pile of chesnuts stacked up
Ski jumping field
On Day 4, all of us went hiking on the mountain in Hakuba. Two dogs called Sky (mother) and Teddy (son) came with us too. It took us almost 6 hous to reach where we were going to. Up the mountain, we ate vegitarian curry and went back down after playing tag and stuff. That day at night, we presented our skits we were planning to do, along with a small party thanking the Evergreen staffs and the people from the hotel.
Teddy with a happy face
Day 5 was our last day in Hakuba before going back to YIS. It was in the morning and I packed everything getting ready to ride on the bus. Inside the bus, I was being reflective and looking back at the things we did from the first day until today. It was really sad to go home and say good bye to everyone in Hakuba after allwhat we experienced there. It was absolutely the most awesome days of my life and I would like to visit Hakuba again.
Check here to see a video more about this field studies made by Julynn