Sunday, August 30, 2009

2nd Training Session, Hamberang to Cisadon, Sentul

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Last Saturday we walked around Hamberang & Cisadon area. Its about 30 minutes drive from Sentul City. We met Edie, our local guide from last week @ Taman Budaya Sentul. From there we went north and further up on the way to Gadog. This time, there were 5 of us; Frieda, Dewi, Edie, Yusuf (Edie's brother) and myself.

Supposedly the trekking start from the hunting hut, but since the road on the way up was not that friendly for Frieda's car, we decided to walk to the hunting hut. It took about 1 hour for Frieda to arrive the hunting hut, and a bit longer for us (Dewi and myself) :-). At the hut, a traditional house but very nice and clean, we met some hunters and their catch, a boar hang in on the tree, pretty sad!

We continued to walk to Hamberang hill and slowly but sure we arrived at Cisadon hill! Eventhough we did not manage to the lake (on the top of the hill). The area is more greener compare to Gunung Pancar, lots of wild flowers, wild coffee plantation and wild animals. Besides the boars (well, we did not meet any of them during the trek), Frieda saw a monkey, but I missed it :-(

Besides the hunters, the poor thing we heard was the annoying sounds from the illegal lumberjack. They cut the trees!! Please help, how we safe the trees there? Soon or later it will be like Gunung Pancar, 'Gundul'!!

At 2pm we went down the hill, on the way down we saw a small house with beautiful garden! Its Pak RT's house. We stop by and chit chat with them for awhile. I think its not a bad idea to camp on their backyard during the weekend, escape from poluted Jakarta and try to slow down our pace of life. These family are farmers, even the little boy and girl, spent their time with their parents on the 'ladang'. They have big pond in front of their house and their own irigation system. They have a very green house!
Interesting walked! This time we walked 12km, 5 hours up to the 1200m (but we start at 100m), not bad :-)

Yes Dewi, you did it! :-)

coffee coffe coffee

Kina's trees - traditional medicine for malaria

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