Showing posts with label Exploration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Exploration. Show all posts

Monday, November 19, 2012

Great Lakes Belongs to Indonesia

Indonesia, the country's thousands of islands have a diverse and extraordinary charm of nature presented. Many locations for a coveted tourist destination of the traveler, and travelers. Indonesia's extraordinary natural from the mountains, beaches, temples, and lakes. Here is the lake - the lake belongs to Indonesia incredible that should make us more loving nature Indonesia.

White Crater Lake Bandung
White crater lake located at the summit of Mount Patuha in the South Bandung, West Java. White crater named because the area is almost entirely covered by the white color of the surface of the lake and the sulfur fumes spread.

White crater lake scenery is so beautiful although the water is poisonous because they contain acid as a result of volcanic activity on the lake bottom. In the mid-twentieth century - 20, the sulfur in the bottom of the lake was never in mine, but it has now been discontinued.

To arrive at the White crater, visitors can use the following route: from outside Bandung who use four-wheeled vehicles can pass through the doorway Kopo Toll Exit, and continue to pass Sayati Soreang. From Soreang, lanjukan trip to Ciwidey and arrived at Kawah Putih location. Alternative routes can use the toll lanes Stone Fruits.

Satonda Lake, West Nusa Tenggara.
Satonda lake located in the center of the island and includes areas Satonda Dompu, NTB. This lake has a unique because the water is salty as sea water.

Estimated that the lake water is salty due mixed with sea water that overflowed and trapped in the lake when Mount Tambora erupted (similar to the lake Kakaban). This is possible because the distance Satonda as Mount Tambora is very close.

As is known, the eruption of Mount Tambora is very powerful so it may cause tidal waves (tsunami) too powerful. Satonda vast lake approximately 2.5 km2 and unknown types of habitat in this lake because they have not done the research.

Sentarum Lake, West Kalimantan.
Lake Sentarum as seasonal lakes in the park, located in the north basin of the Kapuas River, which is about 700 km from the estuary into the South China Sea. Bordered by hills - hills and plateaus that surround Lake Sentarum a catchment area as well as watersheds for Kapuas watershed.

Lake Sentarum quite different from the lakes 'conventional' other, because the lake is a true Sentarum overlay area flooded (lowland lebung / floodplain). With the location and condition are in the middle - the middle of the mountain range, this region is a rain catchment.

In rainy season the lake complex Sentarum be submerged in water due to the flow of water from the surrounding mountains and of the Kapuas River flood which is the longest river in Indonesia. Meanwhile, in the dry season and sometimes a dry stretch of overgrown grass like a golf course.

Lake Pinai, Papua.
Paniai Lake is a lake located in the district of Paniai, Papua or administratively located in the district of East Paniai. Famous Paniai Lake has beautiful natural smart, experienced, and well maintained.

If lucky, Paniai Lake, tourists can see the shrimp endemic to Papua, which is now scarce, namely shrimp cheating (Cherax albertisii). So named because it has a claw shrimp / crab as big flops.

Until now, anyone who visited the Land of Papua, especially to the city of Wamena, Jayawijaya Capital, always looking for the shrimp affair as menu options.

For tourists who want to visit Paniai Lake, to begin the journey from Enarotali City, the capital of Paniai. From City Enarotali, there are two routes to the Lake Paniai.

First, use a land line with Mitsubishi Strada rent a bus type that can be relied upon to traverse the rugged terrain and winding road - winding. Second, take the air line to ride the AMA and AMAF type of Cessna.

Lake Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.
On the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, there is a volcano called Mount Kelimutu. This mountain has three crater lakes on top.

The lake is known as the Lake Three Colors because it has three different colors, namely red, blue, and white. However, the color - the color is always changing - change over time.

Kelimutu is a combination word of "keli" meaning "mountain" and the word "quality" which means "to boil". According to local belief, the colors - the color of the Kelimutu have their meanings - each and has a very powerful force of nature.

Kelimutu is divided into three parts according to color - the color in it. Blue lake or "Nuwa Muri Koo Fai Tiwu" is a gathering place for young people - couple who had died.

The lake is red or "Tiwu Ata Polo" is a gathering place for the soul - the soul of those who have died and for him life is always a crime / magick. Meanwhile, the lake is white or "Tiwu Mbupu Ata" is a gathering place for the soul - the soul of the deceased parent.

Lake Pagaralam, Bengkulu.
This lake had horrendous local residents because of its unusual. Yes, Lake Pagaralam have red blood.

Pagaralam lake situated around the hills Mandare Raje, the border between the City Pagaralam and Kaur, Bengkulu province. The uniqueness of this lake because the water surface as red as blood.

Lake was discovered by local residents in 2010, when a group of people on an expedition into the forest and hills Rimbacandi. Surprisingly, although outside the color red as blood, when the water is removed as usual. At night this lake location aromatic pandan.

In this place there are endangered species such as the giant centipede measuring 30 cm wide and 50 cm long, giant birds, and buffalo ears filled with honeycomb. And more amazingly, the average - average in this docile animal.

To get to this place, it would take less than 1 day trip from the city center. Because the path to its location is still not touched by the hand of government.

Lake Tolire, Ternate.
The lake is located at the foot of Mount Gamalama, approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Ternate. This lake has a unique shape, looks like a bowl indented.

From the edge of the edge of the lake up to the surface, the water has a depth of approximately 50 meters. However, the exact depth of the lake no one knows because no one has ever measured. Locals believe that this lake has no basis because no one dared to go into it.

Myth, if you throw something into the lake Tolire, howsoever throw from the banks of the lake, the stone will never touch the water of the lake. In fact, the water surface of the lake looks not so far away from the thrower.

Many myths that developed in the Lake Tolire. Myths about the most widely Tolire Lake is the story of a boy and his biological father. According to the story, in the Lake Tolire are today, was once a village. However, the village was later condemned by the Lord of Nature because there is a father who could impregnate own daughter.

Where the father is standing collapses to the ground and is now home to the Great Lakes Tolire. Meanwhile, his son turned into a small Tolire Lake, which is not far from there.

Labuan Mirror Lake, East Kalimantan.
In East Kalimantan, much of the interior there is a beautiful lake called Lake Labuan Mirror. The lake is very clear not only has beautiful scenery, is also unique. This lake has a water content such as sea salt and fresh water. Unique, is not it?

The upper lake is fresh water, such as lakes in general. However, a few feet below the water is salty. Both types of water do not mix. When diving, you will find a boundary between the two layers that resemble clouds.

Biota in the lake even this consists of fish - freshwater and marine fish living in the lake. Occasionally, green turtles reportedly seen in this lake, as quoted from page WisataKaltim.

To reach Labuan Mirror Lake, from Samarinda, East Kalimantan capital, a trip to Cape Redeb navigate, Capital Berau, East Kalimantan. Samarinda to Tanjung Redeb distance of approximately 700 kilometers.

From Cape Redeb, you can use the rural transportation or rental car towards Sub Big Dipper - Big Dipper. Travels approximately 6-7 hours. From the Big Dipper - Ursa Major, continue traveling by canoe approximately 15 minutes to Labuan Mirror Lake.

Mountain lake Seven, Jambi.
Sumatra Island still save a lot of tourist sites and no doubt hidden beauty. One of them is Lake Mountain Seven in Jambi Province, precisely in Kerinci district.

This lake is part of the National Park Kerinci Seblat, and the highest caldera lake in Southeast Asia. The height of this lake reaches 1950 meters.

Seven Named Mountain Lake because there are seven mountain peaks that surround it, among other things, that Mount Kerinci, Upper Mount Tebo (2525 m asl), Mount Hulu Sangir (2330 meters above sea level), Mandura Iron Mountain (2418 m asl), Mount Basil (2,230 m asl), Mount Jar Bake (2469 meters above sea level), and Mount Seven (2732 m asl) is the highest peak.

Seven Lakes Mountains Natural conditions are still very natural because dense unspoiled tourist visits. Natural atmosphere here is so soothing with beautiful panorama and natural lake water was so clear. At some point in the lake, there are membentar resemble sand beach, home to tourist camp while waiting for sunrise.

In living around Lake Mountain Seven different types of flora and fauna typical of Sumatra, such as Sumatran tigers, gibbons, sun bears, various bird species also vary - different species of orchids and semar bag. Not far from the lake, there are other natural scenery can also be enjoyed, namely Mount Seven Falls, with a height of 100 meters.

Kakaban Lake, East Kalimantan.
Kakaban Lake is a lake located in Kakaban Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan. Lake Kakaban actually is a watery brackish lagoon formed due to the atoll in Kakaban.

Kakaban lake inhabited by a variety of marine life that have evolved over the framed in it, to have a character and physical appearance is different from the kind of species in the sea. One, of whom Jellyfish - Jellyfish-bodied like a clear glass plate and some other types appear much more petite sized index finger.

What distinguishes this endemic species with Jellyfish - Jellyfish on the high seas is the loss of ability to sting. So, you can swim freely without fear of being stung by jellyfish - jellyfish funny.

Lake Above and Below Lake, Sumatra.
Called the Twin Lakes area, because the two lakes, namely Lake Above and Below Lake is located alongside the distance is only about 300 meters. This region is known as the first attractions because it is located on the side of the highway Padang - Muaralabuh - Kerinci.

To see the similarities the two lakes, come up to the top of the hill on the Lake in Lake in the Upper and Lower. Bukit is still part of the Bukit Barisan. Meanwhile, to get around the lake at the top, tourists can take boat used antarnagari local farmers. On Sundays or national holidays, boats exclusively serve the tourist routes. As for the lake at the Bottom, tourists can walk around the ship.
Lake Ranu, southern Sumatra.
Ranau Lake is the second largest lake in Sumatra. The lake is located on the border of West Lampung Lampung and South Ulu Ogan Komering South Sumatra Province. The lake was created from a large earthquake and volcanic eruptions from volcanoes that make large basin.

Right in the middle of the lake there is an island called Pulau Marisa. There are hot springs that are often used by locals or the tourists who come to the island, there are waterfalls, and lodging. The lake is also a mainstay attraction of South Ulu Ogan Komering.

Although including crater lakes, Lake Ranau is not exactly at the peak of Mount Seminung. This is why the lake is known as one of the most unique lakes in Indonesia.

Linow Lake, North Sulawesi.
This lake has a uniqueness that can change color of the water. Change the color of the water was due to the many lakes containing high sulfur levels. Besides the color change was also due to the level of sunlight that the surface of the lake.

Linow lake located in the administrative area of ​​the city Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The lake is located near the Geothermal Power Project Lahendong. The lake is unique because during the day the water is the color - multicolored (or lake three colors). This lake is one of the interesting attractions on the ground Toar Lumimuut. source

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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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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sunset on Mount Sumbing

This was a wonderful trip and fun. with friends across the expanse of tobacco. streets are steep, dusty and the sun did not dampen our desire toward achieving the mountain Sumbing.

No pain, No gain .. there is something to be up there. that's why we did this trip. there is no beauty that we encountered on our home page. no stretch of beautiful clouds in front of our house. it can be found at the top Sumbing.

Rolling clouds, adorned yellowish light from the sun began to sink slowly. the cool air with the wind blowing a little stronger ..

This fun and it was wonderful. it feels like we repeat the trip, felt again touches soft winds, the cool breeze that blows, the warmth of the sun when his twilight. dense fog rolled and then fade, is the beauty of its own in the great outdoors, we can not find in our homes. :)

by. egre

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

13 Weird Animals In The World

The world is a long time there are a lot of animals - weird and wonderful animals. Their presence is often difficult to find. And here are 13 weird animals in the world as an additional ingredient to our knowledge of the diverse world of animals on Earth.


 This animal is also called Moloch, or the devil mountain. Dr. John Grey, who discovered the reptile, takes its name from the Canaanite god (Moloch), who had sacrificed children - children. He can grow up to 8 inches and are not aggressive animals. It has the ability to absorb water through their skin.


These animals are very rarely seen. Narwhal means corpse whale, named so because of the color of his skin bluish and blotchy. These animals are very similar to the Unicorn and has 2 teeth on. These teeth will grow to 7-10 feet, but its usefulness is still unknown.


Nose monkey males of this species will grow to 3 inches long. The longer the nose, it will attract more female monkeys. The nose is also Meng - Amplify sounds when danger of approaching, or when the male becomes aggressive. They live in Borneo, and the only remaining 3000 - 4000 tail.


These animals are able to kick bone - smashing to defend itself from threats, and is the third largest bird in the world. He is the most dangerous bird in the world, and can kill humans if cornered.


These animals are nocturnal animals that are similar mice or rodent, with a long tail, long legs hidden that used to jump, and very long ears. So scarce, the animal was declared as one - the only member of the genus and subfamily Euchoreutes Euchoreutinae.


These animals are found in the waters of New Zealand and Australia and can live up to a depth of up to 4,200 feet. They have been documented to live up to 100 years, and this figure is phenomenal for a fish. They mostly eat plankton and crustaceae.

7. PANGOLIN (Anteater)

Although it looks like a reptile, animal classified as a mammal. There are 3 types of Pangolin: Pangolin trees, ground pangolin and giant anteaters. They are in Africa. When we are afraid, they will roll itself to defend itself.


These animals belong to the class of Mollusks, and decorate the shells themselves by choosing some other shells, rocks, or other pieces, and paste it into the shell itself. There are 22 species, and each species likes to decorate their shells with objects - objects she likes.


These animals lived more than 250 million years ago, and is now extinct. Its length can reach lengths of 13 feet. Next to bottom teeth similar to a chainsaw, while the tooth next to it only contains few teeth.


They are a species of antelope, which tercirikan of horn shape. They are the largest forest antelope. In the place of origin in Africa, the locals do not hunt because it is believed that the deer meat will give them misery. But the deer - deer are hunted for sport, and this species has been classified as an endangered species.


They are one of the smallest animals in the world. Their eyes are very large, and are like a nighvision used when hunting prey. These animals are classified as endangered species.


No one knows the usefulness of hair - hair that covers the claws. In theory, the hair - hair might be useful to trap bacteria and then filter out toxins - toxins out.


(Okapia johnstoni) is a mammal of the Ituri Rainforest in central Africa. Although these animals have the same skin with zebra stripes, okapi has perkerabatan closer to the giraffe. Resemblance to the zebra and giraffe raises allegations of a cross between the two, but despite a certain characteristics in common, the animal is actually not closely related to the zebra. Animals from Rainforest Ituri in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo is only known by the locals in 1901. source

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Climb Mount It By Heart

In a climbing trip, not a few of the climbers who feel tired and took - a long rest. Then what was done during the rest? Of drinking water supplies, smoking (a common thing that often happens), talked to and fro, and then it is not uncommon to fall asleep like I was in bed mattress!

And many of them do not give up and move on the climb to the summit of the mountain, and chose to sleep on the slopes, or also fell back. The main factor of fatigue. But, we try to learn from a Dalem Abdi Sultan Palace is called Joyo Saputro Minten 77 years old.

Grandmother who had long been Abdi Dalem was walking up to a location of Merapi in Labuhan Bedhengan Alas, Hamlet Kinahrejo, Umbulharjo, Cangkringan, Sleman Yogyakarta was barefoot! He claimed to move on to the top without a break and did not feel tired. When the ceremony was found after he looked calm. What is the recipe?

"Mantep kalih percoyo. Lebetke manah, mesti kuat. (We must be steady and confident. Insert it into the mind, must be strong)," said the petite grandmother. One thing that the key is the intention. "If the intention in the heart strong, can do it!" he said.

Power of intention, he said, is also a key to live a life day - day. "When sick, if we intend to recover steadily, surely will be cured. So also with difficulties in life," said the grandmother's dignity. Until the current age, Minten still diligently exercising. "I am healthy and diligent exercise, such as gymnastics and roads," he said.

Labuhan Merapi
Confidence is one thing that matters. "I believe I am strong, certainly stronger. If you think tired, so tired," he says is true, but the evening-old grandmother who is still able to climb steep mountain Merapi. We should imitate the sage advice.

Sometimes and often, the theory of high-tech and seminars on a variety of outdoor activities, does not have much effect in practice because we can not guess the will of nature. It will be more clearly evident if we take heed of local knowledge about the mountain environment. As Mbah Minten, which has been clearly recognize and act wisely slopes of nature.


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7 Tips Before You Begin Rafting

Rafting at this time begin again become attracted many sporting activities. Most want to try to test the adrenalin in the rapids with a safe way to relieve fatigue than when it has undergone during the six days of work time. But before embarking on her Rafting or Rafting, try the following tips to know 7.

1. Find out about river
Before going to the rafting site, find out first information about the river you will pass. Information sought can be swift current, the length of the river to be impassable, types of rocks and zones - zones of extremes. This will help you to find out the terrain to be encountered.

2. Eat 2-3 hours sebelumber Rafting
Another thing to consider before air Rafting is filling the stomach. Rafting is a sport that will spend a lot of energy. So, if you do not want to run out of steam, eat first. But remember, do not eat right before you start your rafting because it can cause sickness - nausea and even vomiting. Eat 2 or 3 hours before starting.

3. Do Warming
During Rafting, there will be a lot of things happen. You may be required to jump or swim arrived - arrived. To avoid muscle injuries, do warm up 10-15 minutes before starting. It's important to flex its muscles.

4. Note the existing facilities
In addition to heating, you should pay attention to the correct fittings are used. Examples of standard equipment is that you should wear a helmet and life jacket. Make sure the helmet is also installed properly. Do not get off when you wade through the swift river.

5. Listen to the instructions correctly
Well, here's the most important, listen to instructions before rafting guides. Consider this - what should be done and should not be done. Do not get confused when you are in the middle - the middle of a fast-flowing river.

6. Don't panic when the boat overturned
Events that most often occurs when air Rafting is used inflatable boats upside down. If you experience this, do not trigger panic. Calm down for a float that will make you float charged. In addition, the attitude of panic issued can actually make your drifting.

7. Use a reliable guide
Each activity Rafting usually use the package provided by certain agents. Well, make sure the agent used is a professional agent and you already know the quality of work. If there are local residents that offer Rafting package, you should still use the official packages or agent who has been entrusted. This relates to the comfort and safety during activities Rafting takes place.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rinjani, Beautiful Mount in Indonesia

Rinjani, Indonesia's most beautiful mountain is a difficult mountain forgotten. Experience in Lombok, is a remarkable experience for climbers everywhere. And the story of this climb I will tell a wonderful story to share.

Cluster of clouds on the island of Lombok is so close as if about to fall from the sky. Accompany the wind I walked step by step one of the highest land in Indonesia. In the distance, Mount Rinjani stand-powerful. Towering along the northern half of Lombok, Mount Rinjani (3726m), is Indonesia's second highest volcano.

Rinjani has spiritiual value for the Hindu Balinese and Sasak tribe. To the Balinese, Rinjani is one of three mountains are consecrated as it is considered the abode of the gods, after Semeru and the Court. As it approached the island of Lombok, I was fascinated by its beauty. An Unspoiled Island, said some people. Luckily I got an early morning crossing, so they can see the sun rise. I also had to go through three famous Gili islands of the ship.

Arriving in Lombok, and after completing Aikmel logistics market, we headed to the village of Sembalun using sand truck. Sembalun village is one of the entrance to the Mount Rinjani National Park. When traveling to Sembalun, we stopped at the Mount Three virgin to enjoy the sunset.

Rinjani is like another world, my friend said. How could I not, since the beginning of the climb we were treated to an exotic desert Savana, dazzling tropical forests, and hills are incredibly beautiful. This is just the beginning, but it was very beautiful.

From Basecamp Sembalun to post a hill dotted savanna like Teletubbies, my little cut through the woods on the advice of people around because it can save you two hours. Around eleven o'clock in the afternoon I got to post one. But whose name is savanna, rarely there are trees, so I did not linger long - in this post because it stings the Sun, no wonder many are calling Rinjani 'mountain beach'.

Desert wind blowing makes the weeds - weeds waving like millions of beautiful knitwear. There are exotic there uncontested. I was lucky and the mist began to fall slightly reduce sunburn. During the trip, I often met with foreign climbers. No wonder, Mount Rinjani is one of the famous tourist attraction in the world. I was talking with one of the Caucasians and he said, 'Indonesia was really beautiful ..', I just smiled and said, 'Indeed ..'

Shortly before sunset, I arrived at the post three. In this place I was setting up camp and rest to prepare for the climb the next day.

His name sounds terrible. Hill of torture, is the name of the place we passed on the second day of climbing. Steep hills is indeed our tortured climb seemed never exhausted. Here we often find a quasi-peak, from a distance like the top of the hill but it is actually a hill - the next hill was shrouded in fog.

Regret Hill is an alternative route, tanjakannya sloping but relatively longer distance. But along the way that day, a very surreal scene. The sensation was like walking in the world of science fiction fantasy film.

Arriving in the post Plawangan Sembalun, clouds have been aligned with our feet. Here is another weather was, it felt right - right in the wild, nature adventurers. Even when the wind blows her voice was clearly heard. Ahhh, I think I'd love to jump and dance - dance on the cloud.

Plawangan Sembalun is the last outpost before the peak, with an altitude of about 2700 masl. Rinjani summit at an altitude of 3726 masl. Means that there are still about a mile vertically, I am so lazy to imagine. However, I will attack fitting summit at 12 am precisely. The rest - the rest of my energy collected by the top of Rinjani. Daypack, headlamp, snacks, Medical supplies, water and prayer that I take. My goal right at dawn I was at the top and take photos Sunrise from there.

Path to the summit is the sand, much like in semeru. The line was so terrible, left - right headed wide chasm. I strongly agree summit attack began at night so we did not fall first mentally see its path.

"A true climber is not the conquest of the bud - the highest shoots that pierce the sky, but he was to conquer the highest tops of himself as a man"

Actually, when my last sand hill was not strong at all. Eager to fall down. But I was always encouraged by other climbers, which even I do not know. Cries - cries of encouragement they gave me strength. Star - a star-studded above also encouraged. Shadow - the shadow of the people I love also arrived - turned up to give her strength.

Break the limit. That's the word - a word that is always there in my mind. Rinjani taught me to always do not give up under any circumstances. Step by step I went through, although sometimes the feet are stuck in the sand, which I need to do is just go and keep praying.

And ... I also was in Rinjani summit ..

Want to cry but shame hehe. From the peak 3726 meters above sea level, I can see all sides of the island of Lombok, Bali and Sumba island even! In the distance Mount Agung in Bali seen standing smugly. Rinjani caldera view with a line of six miles, I felt out in the ocean foam.

After shaking hands with everyone at the top and the little pictures, I must soon go down as the peak would be very hot and the water supply was low. When looking down the path, I was a little shudder. But if we have found a rhythm, we can be like playing "sand skiing", provided careful - careful not to fall into the abyss.

Arriving in Plawangan back, I took a break and get ready to get down to Lake Segara Anak. Segara Anak lake at an altitude of 1700 masl. The track is quite dangerous, because a lot of rocks and sand. Heart - the heart rests here. I left too late so I had to make camp in the middle of the road. Moreover there is my friend who injured his leg and I found a father who missed from his entourage, the father did not bring a flashlight!

In the morning we went to Lake Segara Anak, the whole way we were treated to an exotic panorama. Hills - hills like ancient times before us. My imagination says if there is a T-Rex would be nice here. Lake immediately give the child a tremendous shock, hot spring! Ahhh, it feels so good soaking in hot water after a tiring journey. Rinjani is full of surprises. I was there almost two hours soaking was accompanied by the same monkey - wild monkeys who want to steal food.

The most I can not forget from Lake Segara Anak is at sunset. It's hard to describe it with words - words. The afternoon sun shining on the mountains around the child immediately. I feel like not in Indonesia. But this is true - true Indonesia man! I really - really in love with Indonesia!

That his name off the mountain, must come down right? But for Rinjani, Segara Anak Lake we have to climb back into Plawangan (Senaru or Sembalun) for 4 hours! And then fell back. Path of the child immediately to Plawangan Senaru bit extreme, even some of the most rock climbing. Take extra care - careful. No mercy if one step.

On his way back, there was a slight incident, we ran out of water. For some reason the fountain in the post three and two lanes heading Senaru everything dry. Yet according to information from above and from the porter that we asked, there is water there. Finally, we helped a team that has come down first, they brought water and wait at the post one.

Arriving at the village gate Senaru, only gratitude I feel. I went straight up the truck to return to the city of Mataram. After stopping overnight at the home of a colleague, next day I returned to Jakarta after a quick stop at the Kuta beach.

Rinjani thanks, thanks for all the beauty and magic of you, thank you for giving confidence that the dream - the dream we can achieve it if we do not never give up, thank you for your friends - friends for his warmth, thank God for letting me see bit of the beauty of your creation .. Wira Nurmansyah


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