Ascent of Karang on 2020-03-16
|Date:||Monday, March 16, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5833 ft / 1777 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTwo days after Merbabu and Telomoyo.
From NE, Kaduengang, good trail, sometimes muddy with occasional rooty scrambling. 3hr30 round trip.
2h15 drive from Jakarta (BSD on west side), I hired a car and driver for the day (Rental Mobil Lepas Kunci, driver Sabto speaks some English), on arrival ushered into small parking spot (S6.26167° E106.07183°, Kaduengang), small fee. Up thru terraced fields, a crucial L turn (S6.26260° E106.06468°), past Pos 2 & 3 and into forest, atmospheric with a little mist rising. False summit then L and 15m drop before final ascent, natural highpoint a rooty outcrop (S6.26858° E106.04901°, 1787m) close to summit sign fixed to tree. Several friendly groups ascending as I head down, I'm stopped for a couple of selfies with locals.
Gunung Karang photos
Back to Jakarta, tasty Indonesian meal en route (another selfie), rain starting after midday. Reassessing coronavirus situation I decide to try for the remaining 4 west Java ultras, extending the car and driver hire to the end of the week and starting with Ciremai.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3109 ft / 947 m|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 1|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||3109 ft / 947 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Start Trailhead:||2724 ft / 830 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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