Since Merbabu decided to continue burning on top, and our local guide told us it was a bad idea, we skipped climbing Merbabu. We must have gotten a lazy bug because after meeting at 8am instead of 4am, we drove our scooters up Telomoyo, another local mountain that only gets to about 6200′. We still had a lot of fun! Perhaps we will try to hike something next week.
After driving up Telomoyo, we stopped at a little shop in Kopeng and had Sate Kelinci. If you really want to know, google it. It was rather tasty though.