Boonie Stomps: Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25

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Boonie Stomps: Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: September 15, 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.

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.
 
Oct. 4
Upper Lonfit
Very Difficult
5 hours for 4 miles
We hike to the picturesque Lonfit Falls, then hike to the upper reaches of the Lonfit River past an endless series of waterfalls, including swimming, jumping, a flume canyon, and a rope swing.
Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch, snacks, and a camera.
Special conditions: extensive walking in water, slippery rocks, steep slopes, mud, sword grass, a long hike, and mosquitoes.
 
Oct  11
Tak’hilo Falls
Very Difficult
6 hours for 4 miles
We hike to the tallest waterfall on Guam with excellent views along the way, then walk down a pristine jungle river in a steep walled gorge with 3 major waterfalls that allow jumping and swimming.
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, camera, lunch, and snacks.
Special conditions: Mosquitoes, very steep slopes up and down, walking in water, sword grass, and more mosquitoes.
 
Oct  18
Sinisa Falls
Very Difficult
5 hours for 6 miles
We hike over the hills of central Guam to Tank Farm, then visit a secluded, beautiful 50 foot falls. We then hike along two rivers with many smaller waterfalls to end up at Lower Sigua Falls for jumping and swimming.
Bring: 4 quarts water, get wet shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: Rope climbing, steep slopes, slippery mud, and walking in water.
 
Oct  25
San Carlos
Difficult
4 hours for 3 miles
We journey to a picturesque 40 foot waterfall with a great swim hole. Then we follow a beautiful pristine jungle river to a smaller waterfall with good ledges for jumping, swimming, eating lunch, and relaxing.
Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Steep slopes, walking in water, mud, rocky slippery river walking, and climbing down with a rope.
 
 
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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