Boonie Stomps: Aug. 19 & 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

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Boonie Stomps: Aug. 19 & 26, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: August 17, 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.

Aug  19      
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, and snorkel if the water is calm.    
Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking boots, gloves, swim suit, snorkel gear, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.    
Special conditions: Walking on rough rocks, in the water, and possible surf.
 
Aug  26     
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  02
Gun Beach to Tanguisson
Medium
4 hours for 2 miles
A picturesque beach and reef walk brings us to ancient Latte stones, the base of Two Lovers Point, a great snorkel spot, and the shrine at Tanguisson.
Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, snorkeling gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Some walking in water and over rough rocks, little shade.
 
Sept  09
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  16
Dante River
Very Difficult
6 hours for 6 miles
We explore the long, beautiful, pristine Dante River, including first falls, jumping and swimming at Dante Falls, the rock slide, the gorge, and the dangerous Acho Dangkulo Falls. 
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, snacks,  and camera.
Special conditions: Sword grass, steep slopes, and walking in water. 
 
Sept  23
Alutom
Medium
3 hours for 1.5 miles
 
Upper Sigua
Difficult
4 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, wet shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Steep slopes, mud, sword grass, and climbing with a rope.
 
Sept  30
Fintasa & Laolao Falls
Medium
3 hours for 1.5 miles
We journey to 2 cooling waterfalls in southeastern Guam. Picturesque Fintasa features cork and drop fun and nice ledges, while Laolao has the water cave and many individual pools and niches.   Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Steep hills, some walking in water, and climbing 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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