Guam Boonie Stomps: Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Southern Mts to Mt. Finacresta
Southern Mts to Mt. Finacresta

Guam Boonie Stomps: Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26

by Ed Feely
Guam Boonie Stompers, Inc.

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 parking lot behind Chamorro village (location changed from the Center Court of Chamorro Village due to COVID restrictions) 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. 22
Ghost Cave/Maemong Falls
Difficult
5 hours for 4 mile

We trek through one of Guam's central rivers to get to amazing rock formations that are rare to see.
Bring: 2 liters water, hiking boots/clothes that can get wet, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: River walking, moderate slopes, and some sword grass.

Jan. 29
Tarzan Falls
Medium   
3 hours for 1.5 mile

This medium rated hike is great for families and beginners, with a fairly short trail and lots of water fun.
Bring: 2 liters water, hiking boots/clothes that can get wet, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: muddy trail, several hills up and down, slippery rocks.

Feb. 5
Anao Coastline
Very Difficult
5 hours for 5 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, electrolytes, hiking shoes, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch and snacks, and camera
Special conditions: Hiking over rough sharp rocks, climbing steep slopes/boulders, climbing w/rope, little shade, and a long ascent at the end.

Feb. 12
Fadian Cove
Difficult
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, electrolytes, clothes/hiking shoes that can get wet, 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. 19
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. 
Bring: 2 quarts water, electrolytes, Clothes/hiking shoes that can get wet, 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.

Feb. 26
Southern Mts to Mt. Finacresta
Very Very Difficult
7 hours for 6 mile

We travel the open grassy ridges of the Southern Mountains, from Mt. J-M to Mt. Ilicho, with excellent views the whole way. We then drop steeply into the oven and traverse over to the long steep climb to Mt. Finacresta (AKA Schroeder). 
Bring: 4 quarts water, electrolytes, hiking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, lunch and snacks, and camera
Special conditions: Lots of sword grass, little shade, a lot of steep climbing, and a very long hike

 

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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