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Boonie Stomps: Feb. 16, 23 & Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

by Ed Feely
Boonie Stomps

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.

Feb. 16
Sella Bay
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We explore the Spanish bridge, Spanish oven, and ancient Chamorro latte stones at Sella Bay, with time for snorkeling, swimming, or hanging out beneath the shade of the palms. The hike back to our cars includes the optional waterfall route.
Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: A long hike in the sun over, clay, sand, rocks, and mud.

Feb. 23
Ija to Mt. Schroeder
Very Difficult
5 hours for 5 miles
We, go to hell and beyond. We make the long steep hike to the summit of Mt. Sasalaguan with its outstanding views, traverse to Atete, climb steeply down into the oven, then reach the summit of Mt. Schroeder.
Bring: 4 quarts water, good hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, lunch and snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: Sword grass, steep slopes, long uphill climbs, sword grass, little shade, a long hike.

Mar. 2
Lower Sigua/Tank Farm
Difficult
5 hours for 6 miles
We hike to the abandoned Sherman tanks and landing craft at Tank Farm, then visit Guam’s iconic waterfall to enjoy jumping and swimming.
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, lunch, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: A long hike with little shade, muddy slopes, a tricky stream crossing, and a steep climb using ropes.

Mar. 9
Tagu’on

Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We descend 256 steps to the rugged coastline of northeastern Guam, then walk north along rough coral to the fun but scary chimney climb to an overlook for great views.
Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking boots, gloves, swim suit, sun screen, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking on rough rocks, possible surf, and a steep climb out up the steps.

Mar. 16
Southern Mts. To Inarajan
Very Difficult
7 hours for 13 miles
Our half-marathon hike! We hike from Mt. Jumullong-Manglo along the southern mountains, then descend to Inarajan Falls and finally out to Inarajan village.
Bring: 4 quarts water, sturdy shoes, gloves, sun screen, lunch and snacks, swimsuit, and camera.
Special conditions: Sword grass, little shade, steep hills, and a seriously long hike.

Mar. 23
Pagat Cave
Medium
5 hours for 6 miles
We descend the cliffs to visit the arch (jumping/swimming if conditions permit) ancient Chamorro village, and the underground swim pool.
Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking shoes, swim suit, Flashlight, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking in cave water, and walking over rough limestone rocks, steep slopes.

Mar. 30
Manunu
Difficult
4 hours for 3 miles
We journey to a remote area in southwestern Guam and explore the ridges, plateaus, ocean vistas, and possibly some of the falls.
Bring: 3 quarts water, sturdy hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Sword grass, steep slopes, possible walking in water, little shade, and a long hike.

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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