Ague Cove
Ague Cove

Boonie Stomps: May 25, June 1, 8 15, 22 & 29

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 $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 25
Attilong Acho to Sella Bay
Difficult
4 hours for 3 miles
We hike down the narrow, open ridge, then over the two huge black rock hills with good views the whole way. We then head over gently rolling terrain to the coastline at the head of Cetti Bay, then north to Sella Bay for swimming and snorkeling.
Bring: 3 quarts water, good shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, camera, swimsuit, and snorkel gear.
Special conditions: Very steep slopes, sword grass, little shade

June 1      
Ague Cove     
Medium       
3 hours for 1 mile

We descend to a beautiful isolated cove ideal for jumping, swimming, snorkeling, and possible reef walking if the water is calm.     Bring: 2 quarts water, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: A steep slope to ascend and a few rough rocky trail areas.

June 8      
Tarzan Swim Hole    
Medium    
3 hours for 2 miles

We make a nice loop trail 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, or just relaxing on the sunny ledges and watching the kids play.     
Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: Slippery slopes, mud, and no shade.

June 15      
Ritidian Beach        
Medium    
4 hours for 6 miles

We hike the long sandy beach south Ritidian. New hikers and families can turn around when they get tired for an easier hike and return by the cool shaded nature trails.  
Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: NO shade, a long walk in sand, and no pets.

June 15    
Moonie Stomp-Mt. Macajna    
Easy    
2.5 hours for 2 miles

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 5:30 pm at the Chamorro Village.

June 22      
Mt. Tenjo to Maguagua    
Medium    
3 hours for 2 miles

Mt. Tenjo to Tarzan Falls    
Difficult    
5 hours for 4 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. 

June  29
Nimitz Caves
Medium  
3 hours for 1 mile

We explore at two natural caves used by Japanese soldiers during the Liberation of Guam. 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.

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.

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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