Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sunrise at Mount Sikunir

04.00 am in the hotel room Bu Joyo, I pull the blanket warmer Kristianto. Somewhat disturbed apparently friends is awakened in the cold temperatures and forced to give up the warm blankets. Furthermore, Paul also woke up and started packing our equipment. Despite the bone-chilling cold, eventually the three of us were ready and quickly heats the engine Toyota FJ-40 form. Some foreign tourists, who were sehotel we also got busy. Finally, in the misty darkness we were racing our cars to Mount Sikunir, chasing sunrise.

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Mount Sikunir is one mountain range in Dieng plateau. Dieng Plateau in Central Java is the large crater of Mount Boat. Create a local hikers, mountain Sikunir not so well known. But this mountain is very famous among foreign tourists. Create the foreign tourists who visit the island of Java, the ultimate goal is usually to Yogyakarta Borobudur-Prambanan--Bromo-Dieng. Well on the Dieng Plateau, besides watching ranks Hindu temple, lake colors, and craters Sikidang, enjoy the sunrise from Mount Sikunir a mandatory agenda.

This time in the series "Central Java Wildlife Photo Hunting" we will also perpetuate the sunrise from Mount Sikunir. From Hotel Bu Joyo, we took the foot of this mountain in just 30 minutes. Even this event punctuated by a stray in the street. The path we are passing through Colour Lake and Ponds Tadpole. In the village before Ponds Tadpole is still to be found some dreadlocked kid. Not hard to reach Mount Sikunir, from Dieng by asking residents it will show the route.

Sikunir mountainside, we parked our Hardtop near manure piles potato farmer. Then we went on a trip up to the top Sikunir. It only took 30 minutes just seems a pleasant stroll to get to the top.
At the top Sikunir, we found some foreign tourists have preceded us. It was still dark. To ward off the cold while waiting for "The Sun" appeared to us brewing coffee while enjoying hand-rolled "Rijzende De Hoop" *.

Slowly, then looked red tinge appeared from the east. Thus began silhouette Sindoro clearly in front of us blocking the cleft. In the distance was too Merapi smoldering. Also Merbabu and Ungaran.

A set of cloud whirled above, and changing reddened sunlight began to swell. Meanwhile, the ranks of the lights in the village of Buffalo, and the lights at the foot of the mountain was adorned Wonsobo Sindoro. There was no fog at all until sunrise phenomenon with mountain range in Central Java gemunung success we enjoy. A very beautiful scenery. Of course we also capture with a camera for a gift later.

From here we are still pursuing the rest of the sunrise from the top of the hill behind the Colour Lake. try to enjoy the lake with the background color of the Dieng Plateau township misty. As the sun began to rise, we continued our expedition, looking for bags semar (Nephentes sp.) And plant Purwoceng (Pimpinela fruatjan) around Mount Boats.

* De Rijzende Hoop - is a Dutch tobacco brands. Rolled by way of smoking. Indonesia under the brand name version of The Rising Hope, or better known as "tobacco warning" produced by PT Taru Martani. Source

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