PJJP :: Mount Telomoyo Magelang Regency / Semarang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

July 12, 2020

Today’s PJJP / morning walk is in Mount Telomoyo. Some of us didn’t hike until the peak, and some of us hike until the peak. And I’m here, I only hike about 5km, and because I have some senior with me, and fortunately there’s an empty jeep that going up so we ride the jeep.

Mount Telomoyo is a stratovolcano in Central JavaIndonesia. The volcano was constructed over the southern flank of the eroded Pleistoceneage Soropati volcano, which has a height of 1,300 metres (4,300 ft). The Soropati volcano collapsed during the Pleistocene, leaving a U-shaped depression. Mount Telomoyo grows on the southern side of the depression, reaching over 600 metres (2,000 ft) above the depression’s rim.

source: Wikipedia

We start from Ngablak basecamp Cakrawala Point area. From here, you can go up using motorcycle or rent a jeep. It’s IDR 150.000/one way. You can climb from another route too.

This basecamp is the one bigger because there’s a car park and many people going up using motorcycle. Car park is IDR 5.000/car.

We started to hike and about 1.5 km, we found this stone hill. Very beautiful, and heard that it should has a artificial waterfall. But that time, they turn it off because they are building a dragon statue.

Then we arrive at 1st post. The view is amazing.

2nd Post

The road to the peak is very nice, and didn’t difficult at all.

After about 5km, the jeep is coming.

After a while, we arrive at the peak. The scene from the peak is very beautiful.

In the peak, there’s so many antenna.

You can see many mountain from the Mount Telomoyo’s Peak. I don’t know the precise because some of the sky were covered by cloud.

While waiting for the jeep pick us up, we enjoy the view.

Then after the jeep arrive, we go back to the basecamp because we are afraid if everyone is waiting for us already.

Actually, there are many people riding motorcycle to go up and it’s very crowded. Hopefully, they still pay attention to new normal condition: Physical Distancing and wearing mask.

PJJP :: Nglinggo Tea Plantation Kulon Progo # DIY – Indonesia

July 05, 2020

Today’s morning walk, we visit tea plantation in Kulon Progo, Nglinggo Tea Plantation.

The place located in high area so the view is beautiful. You can enjoy drink some tea or only walk around.

We go to viewing post first.

Then photo spot.

can you see 2 people in the top of mountain?

After take some picture, we go back to car park to eat breakfast. Then we go down to Borobudur Highland. It’s a tourism spot to enjoy the pine forest.

Here’s a Video Clip about our morning walk.

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 😂.

When you want to give up, just remember why you started.

Nowadays, because Pandemic Covid-19, I rarely went to gym or going hash. Because it required many people and we really don’t know the situation and condition. So better be save.

Since May 2020, I started to running again with my dad. And we run about 8.79 – 8.99km.

You know, the first time running, I have this thinking, I won’t running again. Really, all body is hurting and mostly I walk. But then I just think, what’s the purpose for me to running again?

Then the 2nd time, I still want to give up. It even worst. Once I started, I want to go back home immediately.

After the 3rd time, I feel more ease. It feels very light to run.

Then the 4th time, Try to run 3km non stop, and fix my running method. Sometimes, I’m too lazy to lift my foot so it rubs the road. And it dangerous because I can fall.

5th time, try to do the right method, and have a steady breath. And try to run for 4km nonstop.

6th time, this time, as today, I started to use the right method and try to run 4km nonstop and walk 1km then run again 4km. And mostly did it.

This is my best score so far. And because I have stomachache while running so it delayed my time a little. Hopefully next week will be better.

Sometimes, when I’m running, I have 2 kind of thinking.

  1. To give up, and walk instead of running. The first side of my inner thought said, you are tired so just walk, why you should try to tiring yourself.
  2. To continue running, the other side of my inner thought said, you promise yourself that you will run 4km nonstop. So why you started if you give up later?

Even when I wake up in the morning when it’s time to running, I have this thought too, to looking for a reason to not run and sleep again. Haha..

Sometimes, in life we have to choose our own path. And we really don’t know how is the process, and what is the result. And once you started to walk the path you choose, there’s many obstacle in it which make you doubt your decision. And sometimes, you want to give up and change to the other path. But the other path you didn’t choose is gone already.

If you have this thought, just remember, why you started from the first time if you decided to give up before you make it?

So when you want to do something, just remember that we can’t going back to the past. And there’s no people who can not do something, but only there’s people who lazy. I’m sure everyone always start from the very beginning. And as a person, you start to speak and walk from baby, and sometimes you fall. But you didn’t give up. So why don’t learn from baby?



当机会来了,你能不能抓得住,其实就靠平时的积累 —— 肖战

Actually, when the opportunity comes, it depends of how you accumulate the usually you can catch it or not — Xiao Zhan



PJJP:: Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

PJJP is Perkumpulan Jalan-Jalan Pagi, morning jogging. Because we still in Pandemic Covid-19 situation, so our regular hash has stopped for a while and change into morning jogging. The difference is, there’s not bus rental, only private car with no more than 5 people inside (and mostly are family).

Today, we go to Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun in Muntilan. Our destination is Santa Maria Cave but before arrive in there, we will walking first.

It’s small road, but some of the road was blocked by the tree so we have to walk under the tree or step over the tree.

There’s a path where the river from the side is flooding. So, some path to walk was cover by the water, and we have to walk in there. But it’s fun to walk with friends even my shoes is really wet, even my socks is wet too.

Santa Maria’s cave, I think this place is still renovated. But it’s good to come here and pray, and feel the peaceful. I hope that the world will recover soon from the virus, and we found the vaccine soon, and we all could back normal again.

We have morning jogging while wear our mask, I only uncover my face when take a photos.

It’s good to come out and enjoy the scene, so that I can refreshing my eyes. Always remember to wear mask, physical distancing and wash your hand. This is how we welcome our “New Normal”.

Stay healthy and take care..

I try make a video clip:

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 :: Telaga Bleder, Grabak, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today hash at Telaga Bleder (a small lake). Too bad, the lake has not opened yet. So we just at the outside of the lake site.

But the view around there, is so beautiful.

The Snack:

Gorengan
Pudding

Hash :: Embong Banjaroya, Sendang Sono (2), Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Once again, our hash track is at Embong Banjaroya, Sendang Sono.
This time, the track is farther than the first, we managed to walk until the entrance of Sendang Sono.

Our Big Boss Birthday Cake Tart