Southeast Coast
Southeast Coast

Boonie Stomps: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20 & 27

by Ed Feely
Boonie Stomps

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 $5.00 for hikers over 17. 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.

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May 23
Nimitz Caves & Fonte         
Medium                        
3 hours for 2 miles

We explore at two natural caves used by Japanese soldiers during the Liberation of Guam, then take a short jungle path to another deep cave that includes the lemon squeezer and the sauna room. Then we make an optional hike to Fonte Swim Hole to clean up and enjoy jumping and swimming.     
Bring: FLASHLIGHT, 2 quarts water, gloves, insect repellent, swimsuit, lunch, and camera.     
Special conditions: Climbing and crawling in narrow cave passages, mosquitoes.

May  30      
Ghost Cave                           
Difficult                        
4 hours for 3 miles

We traverse steep hills and follow a long ridge crest with nice views, then follow a jungle path down to the small tributary that leads to the Ghost Cave for swimming and exploring.  
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, insect repellant, sunscreen, lunch and snacks, and camera.     
Special conditions: Lots of sword grass, a lot of climbing, a long steep exit, and a very long hike.

Jun. 06
Southeast Coast Hike
Very 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.

Jun. 13
Lonfit River Walk
Difficult
4 hours for 3 miles

We take the usual trail to San Carlos Falls and Lonfit Swim Hole, then continue upriver to explore Vermont, the U shaped wall, and Lonfit Falls, all while enjoying the beautiful pristine Lonfit River.
Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Going up and down steep slopes with rope assistance, extensive walking in water, rocky footing, slippery trail.

Jun  20
Gun Beach to Tanguisson
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles

We visit the Fafai Latte site, explore the reef top, pass below the imposing cliffs of Two Lovers Point, Walk the reef bench to a nice snorkeling place, if the waves are low, and view the shrine before ending at Tanguisson Beach.
Bring; 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, swimsuit, snorkeling gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: some walking in water and over rough rocks, little shade.

Jun. 27
Lubugon 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, get wet shoes, gloves, swim suit, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.  
Special conditions: Sword grass, possible muddy trail, mosquitoes, and some short steep slopes.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

For 49 years the Guam Boonie Stomps have kept our hiking fees at $2 for those over 12 and children free. However, the inevitable erosion of inflation and the dramatic increase in prices the last few years have finally forced us to increase our hike fees.  With the aim of keeping Boonie Stomps an affordable, family friendly activity, the Guam Boonie Stompers will implement the following fee schedule starting April 1:

Adults (18 and up) - $5 per person
Children and Teens (below 18) - Free
Gloves (if needed) Free

We hope will understand the need for this fee increase and continue to keep hiking with us. Thank You!

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.
  5. Always bring a flashlight in case your return is delayed.
  6. Save your phone for emergency calls.

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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