Boonie Stomps: Sept. 19 & 26

Madofan Falls
Madofan Falls

Boonie Stomps: Sept. 19 & 26

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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Sept. 19
Brittney’s Falls    
Very Difficult       
5 hours for 5 miles
with Yokoi Cave Option    
Very, Very Difficult    
7 hours for 9 miles

We travel to the very center of Guam to explore a small 20 foot waterfall with a deep freshwater swimming hole and a fun jump. For those with an historical interest, we offer the option to continue to the seldom seen Yokoi’s Cave.     
Bring: 4 liters water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch and snacks, and a camera.     
Special conditions: Sword grass, river crossing, a rope climb, little shade, and a muddy swamp.

Sept. 26
Madofan Falls & Agaga River    
Medium/Difficult    
4 hours for 2 miles

We hike down the southwestern savannah to a series of three large waterfalls on the Madofan River, then walk the beach to the Agaga river and head upstream on a narrow jungle river to find more waterfalls. Those wanting an easier exit can walk to Sella Bay.     
Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, swim suit, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch and snacks.    
Special conditions: Sword grass, steep hills, walking in water.
 

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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