Boonie Stomps: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26

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Ritidian to Falcona
Ritidian to Falcona

Boonie Stomps: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: April 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.
 
Apr 21
Lajuna Very
Difficult
5 hours for 4 miles
We descend into the amazing beauty of regrown limestone forest and then the old fruit farms to the rugged coral coastline with outstanding views. Then, battling thick vegetation, we visit the canyon, the goat cave, and land's end, and then swim in the sea cave.  Bring: 4 quarts water, strong hiking boots, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch and snacks, and camera. Special conditions: Hiking over rough sharp coral rocks, thick vegetation, and a long steep uphill climb out.
 
Apr 28
Umatac Bay to Toguan
Easy
2 hours for 1 mile
This is our traditional cleanup hike in honor of Earth Day.  This is a great beginner’s, family, and organizational hike, and you also help beautify our island. We enjoy this scenic coastal walk while cleaning up the coastline. At Toguan Bay, we end at one of the island’s best snorkel and scuba dive sites, where you can leave your gear in the car and enjoy the water after the hike   Bring: 2 quarts water, swim suit, snorkel/dive gear, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera.
 
May 5
Ija to Mt. Schroeder
Very Difficult
5 hours for 4.5 miles
Join Leader Steve on his birthday hike, going 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.
 
May 12
Alutom
Medium
2.5 hours for 1.5 miles
 
Upper Sigua Option
Difficult
3 hours for 2.5 miles

Waterfall fun in central Guam! Medium hikers will enjoy the lunch rock views, jump and swim at Alutom Falls, look at the top of Upper Sigua, then return. Difficult hikers will continue on to the shower and short slide at the bottom of Upper Sigua Falls, then climb steeply up to circle back to the beginning.  Bring: 2 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.  Special conditions: Steep slopes, mud, and sword grass.

May 19
Asiga Caves
Difficult
4 hours for 2 miles

We visit an isolated southeastern wilderness area containing cliff top overlooks, a tight squeeze into a fantastic dry cave, and two caves connected by an underground tunnel and containing excellent large cave features and three small swim pools .   Bring: 2 quarts water, good shoes, gloves, flashlight, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Walking on rough, sharp rocks, climbing in caves, mosquitoes, and scratchy vegetation.

May 26
Ritidian to Falcona
Medium to Difficult
4 hours for 6 miles
 
We hike the long sandy beach south from Ritidian Point to secluded Falcona Beach, ending at the remains for the old pirate ship.   New hikers and families can turn around when they get tired for a medium hike. Fast hikers have the option of trying for Double Reef.  Bring: 4 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Some walking in water, a long walk in sand, and no pets.
 
May 26
Moonie Stomp-Mt. Macajna
Easy
2.5 hours for 2 miles                      

Come and join us for a Memorial Day Weekend treat. We follow a mostly paved road along a gently rolling ridge top, visit the KAL Memorial, and end at an outstanding viewpoint overlooking the whole central and northern island. This is a perfect family hike or novice hike.   Bring: Flashlight, 1 quart water, insect repellent, snacks, and camera.   Meet at 5:30pm at the Chamorro Village.

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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