Boonie Stomps: July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25

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Boonie Stomps: July 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: July 21, 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 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.

Aug. 4
Guatali Falls
Difficult
5 hours for 3.5 miles
We hike from the central mountains of Guam down into a remote pristine valley with 4 great waterfalls, with swimming and jumping possible.
Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking in water, sword grass, slippery trail, steep slopes, and a long hike up and out.
 
Aug  11
Ylig to Taga’chang
Medium
3 hours for 1.5 miles
We explore a unique section of Guam’s central eastern coast. We’ll enjoy jumping and swimming at Turtle Rock, walking the reef while looking for critters in the tidal pools, and fantastic snorkeling and swimming in the reef cracks.
Bring: 2 quarts water, water shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking in water, a short stretch of rough rocks, and possible surf.
 
Aug  18
Tinago Falls Medium
3 hours for 3 miles
We hike to a perfect family waterfall spot in a hidden valley of southeastern Guam that has two beautiful drop falls and a series of cascading ledges that are perfect for the small ones. We’ll enjoy swimming, jumping, rock sliding, a rope swing, and even a hammock.
Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Mud, slippery rocks, small steep slopes.
 
Aug  25
Tarzan Falls
Medium
2 hours for 1 mile
We journey to a series of three cooling waterfalls in central Guam. Enjoy exploring the top of the falls, swim at the large, picturesque first falls, jump and swim at the middle falls, and relax and swim at the large third falls.
Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, insect repellent, and camera.
Special Conditions: muddy trail, several hills up and down, slippery rocks.
 
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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