Boonie Stomps: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

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Boonie Stomps: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: May 19, 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.
 
May 26
Ritidian to Falcona
Medium to Difficult
4 hours for 6 miles
 
We hike the long sandy beach south from Ritidian Point to secluded Falcona Beach, ending at the remains for the old pirate ship. New hikers and families can turn around when they get tired for a medium hike. Fast hikers have the option of trying for Double Reef. 
Bring: 4 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, lunch, and camera. 
Special conditions: Some walking in water, a long walk in sand, and no pets.
 
May 26
Moonie Stomp-Mt. Macajna
Easy
2.5 hours for 2 miles  
 
Come and join us for a Memorial Day Weekend treat. We follow a mostly paved road along a gently rolling ridge top, visit the KAL Memorial, and end at an outstanding viewpoint overlooking the whole central and northern island. This is a perfect family hike or novice hike.
Bring: Flashlight, 1 quart water, insect repellent, snacks, and camera.
Meet at 5:30pm at the Chamorro Village.

June 2     
Southwest Coast Walk
Difficult
6 hours for 7 miles
 
We hike south along the beaches and coastal headlands from Agat to Umatac, visiting, Facpi Island, Pale Apugon, Sella Bay, Cetti Bay, and Fouha Rock. Along the way we’ll pass several areas that are great for swimming and/or snorkeling   
Bring: 3 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: A long hike in the sun over sand, rocks, mud, and partly in the water.
 
June 9
Tarzan Swim Hole
Medium 3 hours for 2 miles
 
We make a nice loop trail to visit a remote swimming hole to cool off at one of the best freshwater pools on the island. We’ll enjoy jumping from the ledges, daring the large rope swing, acting as the cork in the jacuzzi pool or  sliding down the rocks, or just relaxing on the sunny ledges.
Bring: 3 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Slippery slopes, mud, and no shade.
 
June 16
Southeast Coast Walk
Difficult
6 hours for 7 miles
 
We hike from the black sand beach and Matala along the remote, beautiful, and rocky Asiga coastline, passing Nomna to reach Inarajan. There’ll be a few stops along the way to cool off in the water.
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes that can get wet, swim suit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Long stretches of walking in water, rough sharp rocks, no shade, and possible hazardous surf.
 
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.
 
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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