Mount Bromo (Gunung Bromo) , in East Java, Indonesia is probably the second most recognizable Indonesian Volcano after Krakatau. Bromo has just as much lore and history about it. But we’ll save that for a separate post in the future.
Bromo is famous the world over for her sunrises. Anyone lucky enough to witness one will realize one of the nature’s greatest phenomenon. The journey of getting there is an adventure in itself, making the sunrise watching even more rewarding. The following is an excerpt about Bromo from Richard Thomas that appeared in Trails.com.
Bromo is a classic stop for those making their way between Yogyakarta and Bali. It is actually the crater of a single super-massive volcano of ancient origin, and several smaller volcanoes grew up inside it. One, Bromo, is still active, and hikers can go right up to Bromo’s crater edge and even walk around it. The highest of these mini-mountains is Gunung Penanjakan at 9,088 feet, and it makes for a great place to watch the sun rise or set. This is also a volcano for day trekking, and the walk from the caldera rim to Bromo itself will take only about a half-hour. However, the greater caldera is a vast landscape more akin to Mars than Earth, and it is worthy of several hours of exploration. Furthermore, the outer slopes of the great caldera are packed with farms tilling the rich soil of the steep slopes, and anyone looking for a strenuous challenge can go on an exploration hike there.
Source: Richard Thomas | www.trails.com