Showing posts with label Hiking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hiking. 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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Friday, November 9, 2012

5 Mountain Which Friendly With Women Climber

Climb up and down the mountain that challenge is fun to go through. But who told you climb the mountain only suitable for men? There are also some mountain climbers climb safe and easy women. The natural beauty of the mountains have always attracted attention. Not just men, women too much to the pleasure of enjoying the beauty of the mountains.

Unfortunately, the long route full of obstacles and sometimes can only be passed climbers sometimes male - male. But there are also some mountain climbers climb safe and easy women, such as 5 below the mountain.

1. Mount Ungaran, Central Java
The first mountain to climb right is Mount Ungaran women in Central Java. The mountain is located in Ungaran, Semarang regency, and the mountain is easy to climb climber women.

Not only that, Mount Ungaran also more suitable place to visit as it has several attractions at the foot of the mountain. Call it Gedongsongo temple and also several waterfalls such as waterfall and waterfall Lawe Semirang you can go in there.

Continued to climb to the top, the climbers women can arrive at the mountaintop and saw 3 peaks aligned. The three mountain was named Gendol, Bald and Ungaran. Although said to be parallel, it has three different heights. Gendol and bald peak has a height which is not far from Ungaran, the highest peak of the mountain.

On top of the mountain with an altitude of 2050 meters above sea level, hikers can enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time 2. In the north you will be hypnotized by the vast expanse of the Java Sea. Whereas if you look to the south, the mountain range will meet the views: Merapi, Merbabu, Telomoyo, chippy, too Sindoro.

2. Mount Papandayan (Volcano), West Java
Besides Ungaran, another mountain that is also suitable for women climb is volcano in Garut, West Java. This mountain has a sloping path, complete with beautiful scenery will faithfully accompany your ascent.

Tegal Alun Papandayan
Tested lane volcano, climbers will be charmed by some gorgeous crater, such as crater Mas, New Crater and Crater Nangklak. Mountain with an altitude of 2665 meters above sea level has a distinctive charm, which Edelweis flower meadow.

This perennial flower meadow belongs near the top of the mountain. So, when it meets beautiful perennial flower meadow, soon your feet will touch the top of the mountain.

3. Mount Ijen, East Java
You know Kawah Ijen? Crater located in Mount Ijen, Banyuwangi regency, East Java is famous for its beauty. Many climbers from home and abroad are willing to climb out of the early days in order to enjoy the sunrise at the summit of Mount Ijen.

It was not only that, the mountain perch in the crater is also easy to climb mountain climber woman. Not many hurdles mean that you will deter climbing. So it is safe for women.

However, there are important things when you step on the path climbers climb Ijen. Roads in Mount Ijen is filled by sand, so if you do not take - the liver can complicate your step. Even so, all the hard work will pay off once you see the beautiful sunrise from a height of 2443 meters above sea level.

4. Mount Sibayak, North Sumatra
Not only the island of Java, Sumatra it also has a secure mount for ditanjak women. Precisely in the city Brastagi, namely Mount Sibayak.

Sibayak mountain is a mountain that has a famous exotic panorama. Not only that, the mountain is also known to have an easy route. So fitting and not too difficult for women climbers, especially the beginners.

Even more interesting, this mountain peak at an altitude of 2212 meters above sea level and has the shape of a horseshoe. Therefore, the highest point of the mountain is called Peak Poultice Horse.

There are multiple paths to reach the top of the mountain, but the favorite is the Path Five Four. Naming these paths according to location, which is located at Km 54 of the city of Medan. To achieve it did not spend a long time, only about 3-4 hours from the entrance lane. Even more fun again, climbers can eat corn on the cob or roasted before climbing.

5. Mount Kelimutu, NTT
The last mountain in the category of women is safe to climb Mount Kelimutu in NTT. The mountain is famous for its crater 3 colors, commonly known as the Lake Kelimutu.

Ascent Path Kelimutu
Mountains are located in the National Park Kelimutu (TNGK) Ende, Flores, NTT is already well known to foreign tourists. Many tourists who throng - throng came just to hike and enjoy the beauty of the sunrise, which appears beneath the crater 3 colors.

Apparently, that makes Kelimutu tourists visited not only for its natural beauty, but also the easy route. To reach the top, a path that is clean and free of weeds has been prepared TNGK manager.

You also do not need to climb high - high, because of the foot of the mountain to the summit is only 1639 meters above sea level. Yeah, not too high and is suitable for women climbers, especially beginners.

More fun again, all the way, hikers will be presented with the natural beauty of Flores. Lots of lush green trees that faithfully accompany. Not only that, the chirping of birds singing, the joys of climbing. Source

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Giritirta village, Exoticism in Tourism

Village Tourism Exoticism Giritirta, District Pejawaran, Banjarnegara District incredible. In the village within 33 kilometers from the center of the district, there are Four Sights that can be enjoyed by visitors at the same time in one location. Each of the two Curug or waterfall and two hot water discharge is high.

Although four of these attractions have not been touched at all by the government, but the beauty of the waterfall and the hot water is well known by the public. Two waterfall is Curug Genting  and Curug Merawu. Curug Genting / Genting waterfall has a height of about 70 meters, while the Curug Merawu / Merawu waterfall is about 50 meters altitude. Two waterfall and two hot water is located in the northern Melikan hamlet is approximately 1.5 km.

Hot water containing sulfur yellow hills out of the rocks there, believed to to treat a number of diseases. Residents, especially farmers in the village and surrounding giritirta harness to water the vegetable plants developed by many people.

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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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Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Outdoor Adventure: CheapTents Interview: Adventurer Leon McCarron

The gang over at have posted another one of their excellent interviews today, this time with adventurer Leon McCarron. If that name sounds familiar to you, it may be because he is one of the two men who are planning to walk from Mongolia to Hong Kong, a journey of 3500km (2175 miles) that will commence in November.

In the interview Leon discusses a previous cycling adventure, during which he rode more than 22,500km (14,000 miles) from New York to Hong Kong, passing through a number of countries along the way. He also gives insights into the inspirations for going on these adventurers, and his favorite pieces of gear as well. Perhaps most of interest however, is his thoughts on the upcoming Mongolia to Hong Kong expedition, how he is preparing for it, and what he expects that trek to be like. As someone who has cycled more than hiked (and paddled) he thinks it could be a real struggle at first.

Leon also happens to be a filmmaker, and he has used that skill on his previous cycling journeys, so I would expect we'll see some interesting videos from Mongolia and China once he and his traveling companion, Rob Lilwall, hit the road in a few months.
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