Sometimes you need them. Today I took a mosey around my village - it's vast! - and found my way back to the lake out in the mountains I visited at the end of last summer. I was surprised to find hard snow around the stream leading down to the lake, and even more when I found the lake completely frozen over. Presumably the mountains and high trees prevent too much sunlight getting down there.
A view over my village to Iida
The frozen lake surface looked like the moon