Guam Boonie Stomps: Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20 & 27

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Guam Boonie Stomps: Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 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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Jan. 16

La Sa Fua River
Very Medium
4 hours for 3 miles

We explore the waterfalls, jumping spot, rock slide, cascades, swim holes, and the final eerie tunnel of a remote, deep river valley in southeastern Guam.    
Bring: 2 quarts water, swim suit, get wet shoes, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch and snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: Steeps slope down, slippery rocks, extensive walking in water, short 
rope climbs, limited sword grass, and a fairly long hike.

 

Jan. 23
Anao
Difficult
5 hours for 4 miles

We descend the northeastern cliff to the isolated, beautiful coastline of northeast Guam.  We walk along the coastal 
cliffs, visit the push/suck cave to swim, the wave cave, Shangri-la, the wind tunnel, and land’s end with its blowhole.     
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking boots, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch and snacks, and camera.      
Special conditions: Hiking  
over rough sharp rocks, climbing steep slopes and boulders, little shade, and a long ascent at the end.

Jan. 30
Cross Island Hike     
Very Difficult
6 hours for 5 miles

Tarzan Falls Only    
Medium    
3 hours for 2 miles

Two separate hikes starting at the same place. Tarzan Falls Only is a great family hike that visits three big waterfalls, including swimming and jumping. The very difficult Cross Island hike continues on to Lower Sigua Falls and is only for experienced hikers.  
Bring: 2 quarts water (4 quarts), hiking shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch (and snacks), and camera.     
Special conditions (Medium): short steep slopes, mud, slippery trail.     
Special Conditions (Very Difficult): Sword grass, long very steep slopes, walking in water, little shade, and a very long hike.

Feb. 6
Manunu Loop
Difficult
5 hours for 4 miles

We explore the unique coastal plateau area of southwestern Guam. We start with Mt. Manunu, head downhill across the grassy savannah, follow the open ridge to the cliffs above Cetti Bay and the ocean, then return by a long grassy uphill ridge with outstanding views.      
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, lunch and snacks, and camera.     
Special Conditions: Steep up and down trail, sword grass, mud, limited shade, and a long hike.

Feb. 13        
Fadian Cove    
Very Medium    
3 hours for 2 miles

We descend to this scenic and picturesque cove below Guam’s northeastern cliffs to swim and snorkel if the water is calm. If conditions are good we’ll also head north along the reef to the next cove.     
Bring: 2 quarts water, sturdy footwear, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: A steep hill to descend and climb, overgrown trail, and hiking over rough rocks.

Feb. 20     
Pagat Cave    
Medium    3 hours for 2 miles

Pagat Loop    
Difficult    
4 hours for 3 miles

We offer two ways to get to the same place!  We descend the cliff and through the limestone forest to explore the ocean arch with possible jumping and swimming, explore the ancient Chamorro village, then swim in the underground fresh water pool.     
Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking shoes, swim suit, flashlight, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.     
Special conditions: Stretches of steep trail, walking in cave water and over rough limestone rocks.

Feb. 27
Ague Cove    
Medium    
3 hours for 2 miles

We descend the long fairly steep northwest cliff line to a beautiful isolated cove ideal for jumping, swimming, snorkeling, and possible reef walking if the water is calm. We’ll also visit the petroglyph cave and try the rope swing.     
Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, 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.
 

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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