Boonie Stomps: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

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Boonie Stomps: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

by: Ed Feely | .
Boonie Stomps | .
published: November 20, 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.
 
Nov. 25
Lower Sigua/Tank Farm
Difficult
5 hours for 6 miles
We first journey to the abandoned Sherman tanks and Amtrac landing craft at the Tank Farm, then we visit Guam’s iconic waterfall and arguably the best swim hole on the island to enjoy jumping and swimming, or just relaxing with the beautiful view.
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, lunch, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: A long hike with little shade, muddy slopes, a tricky stream crossing, and a steep climb using ropes.
 
Dec. 2
Priest’s Pools
Easy
2 hours for .25 miles
The ultimate hike for small children, we take the short15 minute trail to the pools where we’ll enjoy swimming, jumping, and exploring the area. We’ll also offer the longer medium trail for those who want more of a hike and some stunning views.
Bring: 1 quart water, get wet shoes, sun screen, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: Water fun.
 
Dec. 2
MOONIE STOMP – Mt. Lamlam
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We hike up to the top of the biggest mountain on Guam and then enjoy a marshmallow roast on the open plain.  We’ll also stop at Mt. Jumullong-Manglo on the way back.
Bring: FLASHLIGHT, 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, insect repellent, and snacks. 
Special conditions: Uphill climbs on possible slippery slopes, sharp rocks in some areas, possibly slippery downhill return.
 
Dec. 9
Tarzan Swim Hole
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
We journey to a remote swimming hole in Southern Guam to enjoy swimming, rope swinging, jumping, rock sliding, and the Jacuzzi pool. Be aware the trip out is all uphill with little shade. 
Bring: 3 quarts water, water shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. 
Special conditions: Possibly slippery slopes and mud.
 
Dec. 16
Talofofo Caves
Medium
3 hours for 1 mile
We explore the unique extensive cave system overlooking Talofofo Bay, including the Window Rock, the Wind Tunnel, the Ridgegtop, the deep main cave, and the Birth Canal. We’ll also see ancient Chamorro petroglyphs. 
Bring: FLASHLIGHT, 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch,  and a camera.
Special condition: Crawling in caves.
 
Dec. 23
Tarzan Falls
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles
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.
 
Dec. 30
Cetti Falls to Sella Bay
Difficult
4 hours for 4 miles
We hike steeply down to the Cetti River, upriver to Cetti Falls, downriver to Cetti Bay, and along the coastline to Sella Bay before hiking up the hillside to complete this loop hike.
Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking shoes that can get wet, swim suit, snorkel gear, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Hiking in water, down a steep slope, and a long uphill hike out.
 
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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