Boonie Stomps: Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

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Boonie Stomps: Aug. 18, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: August 16, 2018
Every Saturday, Guam Boonie Stompers offers public hikes to a variety of destinations such as beaches, snorkeling sites, waterfalls, mountains, caves, latte sites, and World War II sites. We meet at 9:00 AM in the Center Court of Chamorro Village in Hagatna. The cost is $2.00 for hikers over 12. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Hikers should provide their own transportation. Guam’s trails are not developed. Weather conditions can make the hikes more difficult than described. No reservations required. For more information: www.facebook.com/GuamBoonieStompersInc or call 787-4238.

Aug  18
Tinago Falls Medium
3 hours for 3 miles
We hike to a perfect family waterfall spot in a hidden valley of southeastern Guam that has two beautiful drop falls and a series of cascading ledges that are perfect for the small ones. We’ll enjoy swimming, jumping, rock sliding, a rope swing, and even a hammock.
Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Mud, slippery rocks, small steep slopes.
 
Aug  25
Tarzan Falls
Medium
2 hours for 1 mile
We journey to a series of three cooling waterfalls in central Guam. Enjoy exploring the top of the falls, swim at the large, picturesque first falls, jump and swim at the middle falls, and relax and swim at the large third falls.
Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, insect repellent, and camera.
Special Conditions: muddy trail, several hills up and down, slippery rocks.
 
Sept. 1
Ben’s Falls w/ Mt. Lamlam
Difficult
5 hours for 3 miles
We follow a small cool green hidden stream full of small cascades and swim pools to journey to 3 big waterfalls on the upper Sella River in southern Guam. The adventurous can continue on to the false summit of Mt. Lamlam.
Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking in water through a rocky river, steep slopes through sword grass, and climbing falls with a rope.
 
Sept. 8
Tagu’on
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We descend 256 steps to a rugged coastline of northeastern Guam, then walk over the reef and around the sea cliffs to a giant sea cave, with swimming and snorkeling if the water is calm.
Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, swim suit, snorkel gear, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking on rough rocks, walking in the water, possible surf, and a steep climb out up the steps.
 
Sept. 15
Waterfall Valley
Medium
3 hours for 1 mile
We visit the large Upper Falls for jumping and swimming. Returning to the trail (easier) or walking down the river (harder) we pass Middle Falls to jump and swim at Lower Falls.
Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking in water, slippery rocks and mud, and mosquitoes.
 
Sept. 22
Mt. Finansanta/Geus River
VERY Difficult
7 hours for 5 miles
Our hardest hike, three difficult hikes strung together. We visit 2 mountains with fantastic views, a pristine jungle river, and a narrow gorge with swimming, jumping, and rock sliding spots.
Bring: 4 quarts water, strong shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch and snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: Sword grass, steep slopes, walking in water, slippery rocks, more sword grass.
 
Sept. 29
Cetti 7 Falls
Very Difficult
4 hours for 1.5 miles
We descend into the Cetti Valley and then climb up all 7 waterfalls using set ropes.  This requires good upper body strength to climb up to 60 vertical feet on slippery rock.    Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking shoes that can get wet, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Steep slopes, sword grass, walking in water, and serious rope climbing. This stomp is for experienced boonie stompers.
 
Complete 10 Boonie Stomps to earn a free Boonie Stomp T-Shirt.
 
Stomp tips:
1) Alcohol and hiking do not mix.
2) Do not bring beverages with caffeine on hikes.
3) Bring plenty of water with you on hikes.
4) Do not hike alone and let someone know where you are going and your return time.
 
Guam Boonie Stompers is a non-profit Guam corporation composed of volunteer leaders committed to leading hikes to and protecting the unique destinations on our island.
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