Boonie Stomps: July 21 & 28

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Boonie Stomps: July 21 & 28

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

July 14
Tinta, Faha, and Priest’s Pools
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We hike to the two sites in Merizo where village residents were massacred just before the Liberation of Guam.  We then walk along a narrow ridge with spectacular views to 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.
 
July 21
Invasion Route to Tony’s Falls
Difficult
4 hours for 2 miles
NOTE: Due to the Parade, we will be meeting at the Asan Beach Unit of the War in the Pacific Park.   We retrace the July 21 route of the U.S. Third Marine Division from Asan beach to the cliffs above, then end up by 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.
 
July 28
Libugon to Fonte Swim Hole
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We’ll visit the ruins of the historic site of the U.S. Navy radio station and “Operation Magic”, hidden in the thick jungle. Then we’ll hike to the 1910 brick dam, climb to the excellent lookout, and explore the valley downstream to cool off in the waterfalls and pools.
Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, gloves, swim suit, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Sword grass, mud, and some short steep slopes.
 
July 28
Moonie Stomp - Mt. Jumullong
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We hike up to the large crosses on top of the mountain next to Mt. Lamlam.  Because it’s the day of the full moon, we will try to reach the top by sunset (maybe see a green flash). We’ll then be able to turn around and watch the full moon rise out of the Pacific Ocean.  Two for one! We hope
Bring: Flashlight, 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, insect repellent, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: Muddy slippery areas, some rough rocks, and steep slopes.
 
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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