Boonie Stomps: July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

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Boonie Stomps: July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: June 27, 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.

Jul 01
Ben’s Falls w/ Mt. Lamlam Option
Difficult
5 hours for 3 miles
We journey to 3 big waterfalls on the Sella River in southern Guam. The adventurous can continue on to Mt. Lamlam.    
Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.    
Special conditions: Walking in water through rocky river, steep slopes through sword grass, and climbing a falls with a rope.
 
Jul 08
Liberation Stomp
Easy/Medium
4 hours for 1 mile
A perfect introduction to Guam’s WWII history, we travel by car to several sites from the Liberation of Guam in July 1944, including Asan Beach, Asan Bay Overlook, Piti Guns, Ga’an Point and Mt. Alifan.
Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Short climbs and possible slippery slopes, and sword grass at Mount Alifan.
 
Jul 08
MOONIE STOMP - Rain Gauge
Difficult
3 hours for 3 miles
Using the already risen almost full moon, we’ll hike up to the shoulder of Mt Jumullong-Manglo, then along the open ridge line to Mt. Bolanos, where there are excellent views of most of the island.      
Bring: FLASHLIGHTS, 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, snacks insect repellent, and camera.      
Special conditions: Sword grass, steep slopes, possible mud, 
 
Jul 15
Invasion Route to Tony’s Falls
Difficult
4 hours for 2 miles
We retrace the 21 July route of the U.S. Third Marine Division from Asan beach to the heights above and end up cooling off  at a nearby waterfall. 
Bring: 3 quarts water, good shoes, gloves, swim suit, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: Sword grass, very steep slopes, a long uphill hike, and walking in water.
 
Jul 22
Ylig to Taga’chang
Easy
3 hours for 1 mile
We explore the reefs of eastern Guam, jumping and swimming at Turtle Rock, walking the bubble areas, snorkeling in the reef cracks and pools, enjoying the blow hole, and swiming at Taga’chang,       
Bring: 2 quarts water, get wet shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: Walking in water, a short stretch of rough rocks, and possible surf.
 
Jul 29
Tinta, Faha, and Priest’s Pools
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We hike to the two Merizo Massacre Sites of World War II and then cool off in the freshwater pools of the Pigua River with waterfalls, jumping, and swimming..      
Bring: 2 quarts water, gloves, swim suit, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.      
Special condition: possible muddy trail, mosquitoes.
 
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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