PERIOD: July 2011
CAPTURED BY: Moon
BRIEF ROUTE:ASCENT Dakan-Krego-Watu Kotak-Watu Tulis-Jembatan Setan-Kenteng Songo.DESCENT Kenteng Songo-Jembatan Setan-Crater-Watu Kotak-Krego-Dakan.
Route head for crater is available below Jembatan Setan. Walk down for just maximum 10 minutes. Proceed hike head for Watu Kotak through southern flank of the hill. Most path is already covered by vegetation due to too long not in use. Difficulty lies on steepness of the trail on the way descent heads for crater zone,and no well trodden on trail section Crater-Watu Kotak.ACTUAL HIKE OF THE ROUTE: 8 1/2 hours ascent-descent.
RELATED TREKKING PROGRAM:
1.Merbabu Night Hiking (1 Night/1Day)
2.Merbabu Morning Hiking ( 1 Day )
3.Merbabu Trekking Dakan ( 2 Days/1 Night )
4.Merbabu Trekking Dakan-Selo (2 Days/ 1 Night)
Note: Trekking Dakan-Selo exluded chance to walk down to have closer look of the crater.