地蔵峠コース Jizo Pass Course
Today I rode the course from Kanabiki Waterfall to Takigami Park. There were lots of fallen trees and branches due to the typhoon the other day. There is apparently another typhoon coming this week. I guess we'll have to clean the trails again so we can enjoy autumn.
This is the first time I have seen praying mantis eggs. At first, I thought it was a wasp nest. It was about 5 cm high and had about a 4 cm diameter across its base. I've heard an old wives' tale that if the eggs are laid quite high, there will be heavy snow in the coming winter. The eggs pictured below were at a height of about 1 meter and near Jizo Pass, which usually sees deep snow. So I guess it isn't going to snow much this coming winter then. (I think it's a superstition though.)