Guam Boonie Stomps: May 14, 21 & 28

Southwest Coast
Southwest Coast

Guam Boonie Stomps: May 14, 21 & 28

by Ed Feely
Guam Boonie Stompers, Inc.

Major change. We now meet at the trailhead. Coordinates are posted in the hike description. Also, refer then to the GBS Inc. Facebook page for more information.

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 the trailhead on Saturdays at 9 AM.  Directions to the trailhead will be posted on the Guam Boonie Stompers Inc Facebook page.  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: Facebook page.

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May 14
Taguan (Thousand Steps)
Medium
3 hours for 2 miles

We climb down the trail and steps to the east coast for beautiful views.  If surf is low we can travel south to the sea cave for swimming, or head north to the double arch. Novice hikers or families can just enjoy the swim pool on the reef.
Bring: 2-3 quarts water, electrolytes, clothes/strong hiking shoes that can get wet, sunscreen, gloves, snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: No shade, walking in sand, long hike
Parking Location: Google Maps or Apple Maps: 13.468187, 144.848832

May 21
Mt. Finansanta with Gues River
Triple Difficult
4 hours for 3 miles

We visit Guam’s steepest Mountain peak with fantastic views, a pristine jungle river with swim, jump, and slide spots. 
Bring: 4 liters water, electrolytes, clothes/strong hiking shoes that can get wet, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent, lunch/snacks, and camera. 
Special conditions: Sword grass, steep slopes, walking in water, slippery rocks, more sword grass.
Parking Location: Google Maps or Apple Maps: 13.272772, 144.675391

May 28
Southwest Coast
Difficult
6 hours for 7.5 miles

We hike south from Hagat to Humatak along the coast, passing by several scenic bays that are great for swimming and snorkeling. 
Bring: 3 liters water, electrolytes, clothes/strong hiking shoes that can get wet, snorkel gear, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera. 
Special conditions: A long hike in the sun over, sand, rocks, mud, and partly in the water.
Parking Location: Google Maps or Apple Maps: 13.369666, 144.651164

 

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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