Boonie Stomps: April 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27

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Boonie Stomps: April 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: April 26, 2017

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.


April 29
Atillong Acho to Sella Bay
Difficult
4 hours for 3 miles
We hike over the two huge black rock hills with good views the whole way, then out to the coastline at the head of Cetti Bay. then north to Sella Bay.
Bring: 3 quarts water, good shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, camera, swimsuit, and snorkel gear.
Special conditions: Very steep slopes, sword grass, little shade

May 06   
Fadian Cove
Medium
3 hours for 1 mile
We descend to this scenic cove below Guam’s northeastern cliffs to swim and snorkel if the water is calm. If conditions are good we’ll also head north along the reef to the next cove.     
Bring: 2 quarts water, sturdy footwear, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: A steep hill to climb, overgrown trail,  and hiking over rough rocks.
 
May 13   
Tanguissan to Lost Pond
Medium
3 hours for 3 miles
We hike to the Ancient Chamorro village of Hila’an to see the Latte stones, snorkel and swim at Shark’s Hole if the water is calm, swim at  the fresh water pool at Lost Pond, and visit the small freshwater cave.    
Bring: 2 quarts water, shoes to get wet, swim suit, snorkel gear, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and flashlight.      
Special conditions: Hiking over some rough rocks and in the water, mosquitoes.
 
May 20    
Tenjo to Tarzan Falls
Medium/Difficult
3 hours for 3 miles
We hike to see some US foxholes from WWII, the WWI gun positions and their command post, optionally walking the knife edge trail. We exit by either the Medium Maguagua Falls trail or the difficult Tarzan Falls route. 
Bring: 3 to 4 quarts of water, hiking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, snacks, and camera. 
Special conditions: sword grass, steep rocky or muddy slopes, and long distances for the Tarzan Falls option.    Time and distance are for the medium hike.
 
May 27   
Southwest Coast
Difficult
6 hours for 7.5 miles
We hike south along the beaches and coastal headlands from Agat to Umatac, visiting, Facpi Island, Pale Apugon, Sella Bay, Cetti bay, and Fouha Rock  Along the way we’ll pass several areas that are great for swimming and/or snorkeling      
Bring: 3 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, snacks, and camera. 
Special conditions: A long hike in the sun over sand, rocks, mud, and partly in the water.

 

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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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