Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Mountain road – softypapa

Here’s a road so off the beaten track it doesn’t even appear on maps. I only discovered the road after blundering into it accidentally while trying to find my way around a hazardous waterfall in a deep gorge on the fringe of the Japan Southern Alps. Having come upon the road in the middle I had no idea where either direction might go and thus it took me two subsequent visits before I could determine that the road led to a dead-end at the entrance to a high-elevation canyon which may have once been a route between mountain villages in the days before modern roads and automobiles. On this trip we drive along the length of the road from where in junctures with another farm road to the very end at the start of the abandoned mountain trail.

Welcome to the softypapa channel. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have chosen to walk awhile with me. I’m available on Facebook and Google+ if you have questions or just want to chat and say hi. I can also be found at the JVLOG forum with other Japan-related content creators. All links are listed below. I look forward to meeting you on-line. Have a great day!

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“Japanese Falls” image included in this video is by the artist Lane Brown. See more of Mr. Brown’s work at the following URL:

Channel Theme Music “Song For Kurt” used with permission by Nowherians. Discover more about the artist and their music at the URL below. Be sure to check out their “Rome Pays Off” recordings.

Channel homepage image “Leaf” by photographer Moyan Brenn.
See more of Mr. Brenn’s photos on Flickr at the link below.



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