Daily Archives: 04/02/2019

Guam Boonie Stompers Schedule March – June 2019

And here is the Boonie Stomper Hike Schedule, reprinted from their Facebook page. I wish I could go on a hike, these are some of my favorites here. Alas, my knee prohibits any such thing for the time being. I will also post this to the Google Calendar here.

  • Mar 16 Southern Mountains to Inarajan Very Difficult 7 hours for 12 miles We hike up and over Mount Jumujong Manglo to Inarajan. Bring: 5 liters water, hiking boots, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Swordgrass, little shade, a lot of climbing, and a seriously long hike.
  • Mar 23 Pagat Loop Difficult 4 hours for 2.5 miles We descend the cliff and through the limestone forest to explore the coastline with a great view north and then head to the ancient Chamorro village and cave. Bring: 3 liters water, hiking boots, swim suit, water shoes, flashlight, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Stretches of steep climbing, walking in cave water, and over rough limestone rocks.
  • Mar 30 Lajuna Difficult 4 hours for 4 miles We descend the northeastern cliff to the coastline and head north for a view of the massive landslide from the 1993 earthquake. Bring: 4 liters water, hiking boots, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Hiking over rough rocks and a long ascent.
  • 06 Apr Brittany Falls Difficult 5 hours for 5 miles We explore a 20 foot waterfall in the heart of southern Guam with what might be the deepest accessible freshwater swimming hole in Guam. Bring: 4 liters water, hiking boots, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Swordgrass, river crossing, rope climb, and a muddy swamp.
  • 13 Apr Asiga Cave Difficult 4 hours for 1.5 miles We visit an isolated southeastern wilderness area containing cliffs, dry caves, and two wet caves with underground pools. Bring: 2 liters water, hiking shoes, gloves, flashlight, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Walking on rough rocks, climbing in caves, mosquitoes, and scratchy vegetation.
  • 20 Apr Southwest Coast Difficult 6 hours for 7.5 miles We hike south from Agat to Umatac along the coast, passing by several scenic bays that are great for swimming and snorkeling. Bring: 3 liters water, wet shoes, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: A long hike in the sun over, sand, rocks, mud, and partly in the water.
  • 27 Apr Lajuna Difficult 4 hours for 4 miles We descend the northeastern cliff to the coastline and head north for a view of the massive landslide from the 1993 earthquake. Bring: 4 liters water, hiking boots, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Hiking over rough rocks and a long ascent
  • 04 May Fadian Difficult 3 hours for 1 miles We descend to this scenic cove below the cliffs to swim and snorkel if the water is calm. Bring: 3 liters water, hiking boots, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen sunglasses, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: A steep hill to climb and hiking over rough rocks. Possible surf.
  • 11 May Talofofo Caves Medium 3 hours for 0.8 miles We explore the extensive cave system overlooking Talofofo Bay including Window Rock. Bring: flashlights, 2 liters water, hiking boots, gloves, long pants, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch, camera, and a flashlight. Special condition: Crawling in caves.
  • 18 May Southeast Coast Difficult 6 hours for 5 miles We hike along this remote Asiga coastline with a few stops to cool off in the water. Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking boots, water shoes, swim suit, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Long stretches of walking in water, over rough rocks, no shade, and possible hazardous surf.
  • 25 May Atillong Acho to Sella Bay Difficult 4 hours for 3 miles We hike over black rock to the coastline and then north to Sella Bay. Bring 3 liters water, hiking boots, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, camera, swimsuit and snorkel gear. Special conditions: Steep slopes.
  • 01 Jun Ague Cove Medium 3 hours for 0.4 miles We descend to a cove ideal for swimming and snorkeling if the water is calm. This will be a cleanup hike. Bring: 2 liters water, hiking boots, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: A steep slope to ascend and a few rough rocky trail areas.
  • 08 Jun Tarzan Swim Hole Medium 4 hours for 2 miles We journey to a remote swimming hole to cool off. Bring: 3 liters water, hiking boots, gloves, swimsuit, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Possibly slippery slopes and mud.
  • 15 Jun We have TWO hikes! Ritidian to Falcona at 0900 and a special MOONIE STOMP at Mt. Macajna at 5:30 pm. Ritidian to Falcona Difficult 5 hours for 6 miles We hike the long sandy beach south from Ritidian Point to secluded Falcona Beach, ending at the remains for the old pirate ship. Fast hikers have the option of trying for Double Reef
  • 22 Jun Mt. Tenjo to Maguagua with Tarzan Option Difficult 5 hours for 5 miles We hike to historic features along the Mount Chachao to Mount Tenjo ridge. Along the way we will see some of the remnants of the defensive positions taken up by U.S. forces at the time of WWI and WWII. Bring: 4 liters of water, hiking boots, long pants, long sleeved shirt, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, swimsuit, and camera. Special conditions: deep swordgrass, steep rocky slopes, possible climbing with a rope and long distances.
  • 29 Jun Nimitz Caves Medium 4 hours for 1.2 miles We explore at least two natural caves from a significant battlefield of late July 1044, used by Japanese soldiers during the Liberation of Guam. Then we make an optional hike to Fonte Swim Hole to get a great view of Guam’s central area, clean up and cool off, and enjoy jumping and swimming. Bring: FLASHLIGHT, 2 quarts water, gloves, insect repellent, swimsuit, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Climbing and crawling in narrow cave passages.