Boonie Stomps: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

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Boonie Stomps: June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: June 20, 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.

June 23
Gun Beach to Tanguisson
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
 
A picturesque beach and reef walk brings us first to ancient Latte stones in the Fafai’ jungle, then along a great reef walk with lots of fish and critters ending at the  base of Two Lovers Point, a great snorkel spot, and finally 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.
 
June 30
Mt. Tenjo to Maguagua
Medium 2.5 hours for 1.5 miles
Mt. Tenjo to Tarzan Falls
Difficult
3 hours for 2.5 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.
 
July 7
Liberation Stomp Easy
Medium 4 hours for 1 mile
As we approach Guam’s Liberation anniversary, we offer a perfect introduction to Guam’s WWII history and a great family hike.  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, some sword grass at Mount Alifan.
 
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.
 
Jul 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
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.
 
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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