Analogue Travel and Adventure: The Beauty of Mount Gede

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When most of everyone's summer holiday is all about sun and beaches, I went to hike and camp with my friends at Mount Gede. That was my first time to travel as a backpacker, to hike, and to camp. Find out more about my adventure after the jump!

I was so excited when my friends ask me to join their trip to Mount Gede because I have never gone camping before, and I know that being a backpacker is always fun. So, I decided to have an adventure together with them. Of course, I brought my lovely Diana F+ with a Fisheye lens to complete my journey.

Credits: spidey27

Mount Gede is 9,705 ft above the sea level. It is part of Mount Gede Pangrango National Park that is located near the city of Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia. Our journey started from my home town Bandung, where we took a bus to Cianjur at 11.00 PM and arrived at 02.00 AM.

But there was a slight problem. There were no transportation at all at that hour! After we waited for one hour, a truck finally passed by. We asked the driver if we could get a free ride, and luckily, he said YES! After we arrived at the first checkpoint, we took some rest before we started to hike.

Credits: spidey27

At 07.00 AM, we had our breakfast, and checked our equipment once again. At 07.30 AM, we started the hike.

It took about 8 hours to arrive at the second checkpoint, where we were supposed to camp. It’s called Surya Kencana Camp Site. The Surya Kencana Camp Site is a plain area of ​​50 acres covered with edelweiss flower fields. Even though I was extremely exhausted, I was so amazed by the beauty of nature. We spent 2 more nights there, because we ran out of stamina after hiking for 8 hours. Besides that, the view was also very beautiful to miss.

Credits: spidey27

After we gained our stamina back, we went to the top of the mountain. It took one hour to the summit, and again, the view was incredible. It was such an eye candy for my analogue desire! We spent about one hour to shoot some photos and enjoyed our achievement.

Credits: spidey27

At 10.00 AM, we went downhill. We must walked another 8 hours before we reached the exit gate to ride a bus home. Finally, we got home at the middle of the night.

It was really an unforgettable moment for me and my lovely Diana F+. Mount Gede is a very nice place for you who love to hike and to camp. And when you do, bring your analogue passion with you!

Credits: spidey27

written by spidey27 on 2013-01-30 in #world #locations #mount-mountain-gede-indonesia-west-java-spidey27-travel-adventure-backpacker-nature-wild-edelweiss-view-panorama-diana #escape-from-the-city

19 Comments

  1. bebopbebop
    bebopbebop ·

    woot woot!

  2. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    keren2 detil gini artikelnya, tulis terooos vin! :D

  3. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    thx bro :) @bebopbebop

  4. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    thx jg bro @istionojr mw tmbhin piggies biar bli kamera gratis ;D

  5. dreadlockboy
    dreadlockboy ·

    wah jd kngen naek gunung :)

  6. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·

    aseekkk!

  7. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    keren gini foto fotonya :D

  8. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    @dreadlockboy iy jdi pengen naik gunung lgi :(
    @robotto_dawad ayoo wad nulis jg.. qta naikkan pamor INDONESIA :)
    trima kasih guru @adi_totp ;D

  9. clownshoes
    clownshoes ·

    Nice!

  10. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    thx @clownshoes ;)

  11. dona-marocas-kemper
    dona-marocas-kemper ·

    Beautiful photo!

  12. mojo_lomo
    mojo_lomo ·

    keren!

  13. robotto_dawad
    robotto_dawad ·

    blm ada ide nulis apaan su hahaha

  14. myloft
    myloft ·

    Love this - the beauty of this huge world we live in! Thanks for sharing :)

  15. ucinz
    ucinz ·

    baguuuus! :D

  16. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    @dona-marocas-kemper thanks :)
    @mojo_lomo makasih mas
    @robotto_dawad tulis yg ada aj wad.. ulas c canon.. hehe

  17. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    @myloft thanks for reading too :)
    @ucinz trima kasih :)

  18. spidey27
    spidey27 ·

    @kobliha thanks for translate this ;p

  19. dona-marocas-kemper
    dona-marocas-kemper ·

    @spidey27 you are welcome :)

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