Guam Boonie Stomps: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27

Cetti Falls
Cetti Falls

Guam Boonie Stomps: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27

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 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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Oct. 30       

Tarzan Swim Hole    
Medium    
3 hours for 2 miles

We make a nice loop trail to cool off at one of the best freshwater swimming pools on the island. We’ll enjoy jumping from the ledges, corking the jacuzzi pool, or just relaxing on the sunny ledges and watching the kids play. We’ll then head a short ways upriver to follow jeep trails back to our cars for lemonade.      
Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, and camera.      
Special conditions: Slippery slopes and rocks, mud, and no shade.

Nov. 6
Sasalaguan/Tak’hilo Loop
Very Very Difficult
6 hours for 5 miles

This hike is close to a triple difficult, so be honest and think twice before joining us. We travel to the top of the highest waterfall on Guam, situated in a deep, narrow, blind canyon.  We then travel down the Bridal Trail, where we cross the “knifes edge” with amazing views of Tak’hilo Falls.  
Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, lunch and snacks, and camera.   
Special conditions: Possible mud, sword grass, steep slopes up and down, high narrow areas, and a long hike.

Nov. 13
Bens Falls
Difficult
3 hours for 1.5 miles

This is a nice little hike that offers a great set of waterfalls in a little know, cool green valley.  
Bring: 2 quarts water, sturdy hiking shoes that can get wet, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.
Special conditions: Walking in water through rocky river, steep slopes through sword grass, and climbing waterfalls with a rope.

Nov. 20
Cetti Falls
Very Difficult    
3 hours for 1.5 miles

We descend into the Cetti Valley and then climb up all 7 waterfalls.  This is a great hike that is rated very difficult and requires good upper body strength to complete because of the long rope climbs up (one of about 80 feet), which also adds an extra element of risk that can't be ignored.  However, the reward of great views all through the hike, and the feeling of accomplishment of making it to the top make the effort worthwhile.
Bring: 3 quarts water, sturdy hiking shoes that can get wet, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera.   
Special conditions: Steep slopes, sword grass, walking in water, and rope climbing.

Nov. 27
San Carlos Falls
Very Medium
4 hours for 4 mile

We visit two beautiful waterfalls in central Guam with swimming and jumping.
Bring: 3 quarts water, sturdy hiking shoes that can get wet, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera
Special conditions: Steep slopes, walking in water, mud, rocky river, and climbing with a rope.

 

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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