Curiosity about the golden sunrise of Mount Prau
Date: October 4, 2022 Tuesday
The beauty of the sunrise on Mount Prau, also known as the "Golden Sunrise," and the mountain's climbing route are two reasons why it is currently a very popular mountain with both domestic and foreign tourists. Mount Prau also offers an amazing morning view. very welcoming to newcomers.
Beginners can ascend to the mountain's summit through the Dieng Wetan post in around 3 to 4 hours. The trek to the top only takes two to three hours if it begins from the Tapak Banteng post.
Even though the climbing route will seem very far, climbers can estimate the time to arrive before the peak in the afternoon, and around 5–6 pm, we are presented with a view of the sunset through the very beautiful body of Mount Prau, with a view of Mount Slamet in the west, whose body part is covered by white clouds. However, many climbers choose the hiking route through the Dieng Wetan post.
We must instantly erect a tent after reaching Prau's top since hundreds, possibly thousands, of climbers will swarm the mountain's slightly sloping peak's curves. If we're lucky, we might be able to pitch a tent with a view of Mount Sumbing and Mount Sindoro, which are proud mountains in the northeast.
Unfortunately, my trip and my friends' yesterday were unlucky because the anticipated sunrise never materialized because it was obscured by the dense fog that covered the atmosphere. Up until 7 a.m., the fog had not yet cleared from the sun's field of view, preventing us from taking advantage of the heat of the morning sun. It is also regrettable that mountain climbers, who "may" be doing so for the first time, have to throw away or not bring back the trash they produce, which can range from food waste (inorganic) to paper that has been purposefully written for them to display to the public, up until the wind becomes too strong.
When the weather is good, the savanna meadow will give those who look at it a shady color, but when the weather is bad, we will be presented with dust grains that fly due to strong winds, which will undoubtedly make climbing both to the top and descending from the peak difficult through the terrain. Because of this, Mount Prau has a very peaceful atmosphere. At the top of the mountain, we are presented with a very wide view of the savanna meadow.
On our way there on the day of our return, we diverged from the hiking trail and crossed the Tapak Banteng route, which is well-known for its steep slopes on Mount Prau but is still passable. Many climbers decided to descend at the same time during the day, which caused a halt in the climbing route. In addition, many climbers, both women and men, slipped along the descent path at Patak Banteng due to the slippery surface caused by the ground. It is advised to be careful when descending the mountain on this path as it has now started to break into dust.
Well, so that's my story while climbing Mount Prau, I'm still not satisfied with the results. Yes, what can I do, I will try it another time to be able to see the phenomenal golden sunrise on Mount Prau.