PJJP :: Kopeng # Central Java – Indonesia

Today is another day for outing, morning walk together. And the destination is Kopeng.

The walk is about 5km with beautiful scenery.

Indonesia is a tropic country and the weather usually 20-30 degree celcius. But some place because located in high place, sometimes the weather could be under 20 degree celcius. And Kopeng, a village near Salatiga is one of them. When we arrive in there at 06:30, it has 17 degree celcius with wind. And it’s really cold.

When we arrive there, I saw this 2 cute little cat running anywhere and play.

Then we started to walk. The road is easy with enough up and down hill And beautiful scenery.

this is actually going up hill path, but don’t know after I took the picture, it looks like a tunnel.

We also passed by Flower and Plant Shop, which each shop designated like a flower garden. Surely those who love flower and plant will love in here and buy some plant.

Then we arrive at Kopeng Tourism Spot, and my mom buy some vegetables to cooking at home. A lot of people in my city like to go to Kopeng to buy some vegetables or fruits. While shopping, we can also enjoy the fresh air and the scenery.

After arrive at the car parking, and eat some snack and drink, the leader offer us to go to a beautiful place which is not far from there. We joint the passenger so we don’t need many car to go there and keep the rest in here.

It took abouf 10-15 minutes to go there but the road is very narrow, only enough for 1 car and located higher than before so you have to use a good car and skillful driver.

Panorama Technic

We arrive at Bukit Harapan Cuntel. I have changed my shoes to sandals because I’m afraid if my shoes are dirty so the car will be dirty too. And now, we need to climb a little in the sand and my sandal is dirty too 😜

In Bukit Harapan Cuntel, we can see 5 mountains: Mount Sumbing, Mount Sindoro, Mount Andong, Mount Telomoyo, and Mount Gajah Mungkur.

The scenery is very beautiful. I used panorama to take the picture.

Then we plan to go back to the car parking. But don’t know why suddenly, we are arrived at Merbabu Pass, a basecamp for climbing Mount Merbabu via Wekas.

Becareful if you go there, the road is narrow and uphill, with about 30-45 degrees. You should have a perfect car and skillfull driver.

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Ash‘ from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” and awu or abu means “ash“. Elevation: 3.145m.

source: Wikipedia

We still need to walk uphill to arrive at Merbabu Pass. Again, wrong choice to change to Sandals haha..

Then we go back to the car parking Kopeng, and it turns out we arrive at Kaponan. Which means, we go along way around.

Actually I should have arrive at home at 09:00 but now I arrive at home at 12:00 😂.

Hash :: Salaman, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today hash route is at Salaman.

Hash :: Kembang Lampir Bandongan, Salam Kanci, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Hash runsite today is at Kembang Lampir, Bandongan Salam Kanci, Magelang. It’s located on the way to go to Kembang Lampir village. The attraction place is only about 300m along the road.

The trees form like a tunnel. It’s beautiful.

Hash :: Grogol, Pakis, Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

There’s this waterfall in Grogol, Pakis Magelang. They has 3 waterfall but today, I just visit 2 of them because the difficult route.

1st Waterfall
2nd Waterfall
Watu Bolong / Hole Stone

Hash :: Bukit Grenden Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Bukit Grenden Magelang located at Pogalan, Pakis, Magelang. It is the shortest gate to climb Merbabu Mountain. We can see Merbabu Mountain and Merapi Mountain from there.

Hash :: Mount Api Purba Nglanggeran Gunung Kidul # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Mount Api Purba Nglanggeran located at Baturagung, northside of Gunung Kidul, with height 200-700 mdpl. For the exact location, it located at Nglaggeran Village, Patuk (22km from Wonosari City), outside of Yogyakarta City. It tooks approx 1 hour to go there from Yogyakarta City. The mountain is beautiful becuase It was formed like a giant stone.

The map how to go there

Just go there with direction to Wonosari City, until you found Piyungan Market. Then after you pass intersection which has Police Station in the corner of the intersection, just straight until approximately 1km, then there’s a fork, turn left then turn left again (don’t turn right of you will back to the main road). The road is smaller than the main road. Then just follow the road, untul you found another fork, then turn left again. In the next fork, you already in the Nglaggeran Village Area. Our hash car park field located by turn right (See “P”), and the mountain located by turn left.

The litology of this area compiled by old volcanic material and landscape, has a very beautiful and unique geology and high scientific value. From various source of research and references, Mount Nglanggeran is an ancient volcanoes.

Credit: http://www.yogyes.com/id/yogyakarta-tourism-object/nature-and-outdoor/gunung-nglanggeran/

This time, Yogyakarta hash organization celebrate their birthday at MountApi Purba Nglanggeran. We parked our car at Soccer field. This place is runsite, which means we start our running / walk from here, and ended in here too.

The view on field in the morning. The sun shines so bright.

Then we started to walk. Me and my friend, choose short path. This is the view while we walk.

The view for Hash Short Path.
The view for Hash Short Path.

There’s an Embong Fruit Garden in there. Short path for hash, ended in that Embong. We can using our car to reach there, but some people walk to get there.

The start point to go to the Embong & Fruit Garde
This is the view while we go to the Embong

Actually, after we walk till the path to the Embong, my friend said that she tired. So we back to the car field, and then she said that we go to the Embong using car. So here we are, using car while some others walking. XD

The Fruit Garden was just inaugurated, so the fruit hasn’t available yet. We only roaming surround the Embong. Embong is like a small lake. The view is amazing.

The inaugurated Stone
Mount Api Purba Nglaggeran
The view from Embong
Embong

Hash :: Kedung Kayang, Ketep, Blabak # Central Java – Indonesia

What is Hash? Hash, is a kind of sport, when we can walk either run. The track is various, sometimes in the road, sometimes in the forest, sometimes in the village. Just according to the host. In Indonesia, most of big city has HASH organization. In one city, there can be more than 1 organization. Hash also available in the world. Every 2 years, there’s InterHash Event. In 2012, the event hold in Magelang, my city. In 2014, will be held in China, Hainan Island.

Every Wednesday, I will be join hash in Magelang, which held by Magelang Hash House Harriers. Another Hash Organization in Magelang such as Union Hash, and 9 Naga Hash.

For more information about hash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

This time, we hash at Kedung Kayang, Ketep. Which near Merapi Mountain, one of active volcano in Indonesia. Here’s some photos of Merapi Mountain (took by my Iphone, I didn’t bring my Nikon)