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April 2007 Boonie Stomps

April 2007: We hit the water along coastlines and a river!
Every Saturday, the Department of Parks and Recreation and 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 at the Paseo Recreation Building in Hagatna behind the Chamorro Village. The cost is $2.00 for hikers over 12. 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.

April 7
Attilong Acho to Umatac
5 hours for 3 miles

We hike over Black Rock to Cetti Bay to cool off. Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking boots, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Hiking through some swordgrass and up and down steep slopes.
April 14
Ague Cove
2 hours for 1 mile

We descend to a cove ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking boots, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellant, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: A steep hillside to ascend and a few rough rocky trail areas.
April 21
La Sa Fua Valley
3 hours for 1 mile

We explore the waterfalls of a southwestern Guam valley. Bring: 2 quarts water, swim suit water shoes, hiking boots, gloves, insect repellant, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Some steep slopes, wet rocks, and walking in water.
April 28
Umatac Bay to Toguan Bay
2 hours for 1.2 miles

We enjoy this scenic coastal walk while cleaning up the coastline. At Toguan Bay, we can snorkel or scuba dive. Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking boots, swim suit, snorkel gear, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch, and camera.
The Boonie Stomps are managed by Guam Boonie Stompers in cooperation with the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Complete ten hikes to earn a Guam Boonie Stomp T-Shirt.
For information: 653-2897, davelotz@ite.net, www.admin.gov.gu/dpr/boonie/home.html
or www.visitguam.org/activities/?pg=stomp. For recent Boonie Stomp photographs visit http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/booniestompin.my_photos.
Stomp tip: Always bring plenty of water on a hike.

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8 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    For the longest time, I knew there was something familiar about
    you and your adventures, then it hit me!

    Looks like your having Big Fun Josie!
    Kind Regards

  2. vincenzo says:

    dude…that Dora thing is hilarious! i love Dora! my god-daughter’s fave character (Derick’s daughter)…back to my original thought: Guam’s trails need developing but I bet they would compare with most of the trails here because of their accessibility once they are developed correctly…i’m hoping a lot of the trails do get developed to ensure their survival as well as the survival of the ecosystems around them…

  3. Annalynn says:

    Now you MUST get the “Dora” haircut.

  4. Josie says:

    Funny stuff, Bob! I think I’ll pass on the haircut though. Maybe I’ll rethink it around Halloween.
    I’m not sure which hikes I’ll be on in April; just helping to get the word out. 🙂

  5. Thomas says:

    I’ve done all those hikes a couple times. Atillong Acho is pretty tough, but really cool. The La Sa Fua valley stomp is a long slog up a river valley, but it is pretty cool too. Ague Cove is fun and pretty easy – nice swimming. And the last one is a trash pickup, lots of junk to collect but the hike itself is pretty short.
    I wish I could go, they’re all nice hikes, but I’m totally booked for April Saturdays. Oh well.

  6. les says:

    i definitely won’t be hiking any time soon… thanks for the info… is it really safe to hike in this rainy weather?

  7. Bob says:

    I climbed that hill! Don’t read this..it’s the long version of what I said! Not sure about the specifics of the boonies down there, I’d been Drinkin’ capital D, pre hank, you know the green bottle, that particular afternoon, probably bud, but I ended up bleeding, exhuasted and spent upon arrival at the top of the hill! Then the torture, turned out exhilarating as I overlooked the bay from the vantage point of Mount Jumullong Manglo, while I hyperventilated during my observational conquests perusal in awe, thats a feelin’ one never fogets. Anyway, many years later I learned that they measure this particular peak from the bottom of the water, 7 miles down, “or up depending on your gear” as Bobat calls it, highest peak around from the bottom, anywhere in the world. So I’m pleased to have dun dis “this”, If your time zone and best gal/guy or personal gig permits, please raise your glasses ladies and bottles guys to hangin’ in Umatac for the juice “overwhelming joy” of it, the history consumes one beyond beauties boudry! Never done the coastal walk but I pulled the nets till the boats were full. Next time I wanna see the Spanish bridge. By the by, we had turtle soup that evening, thanks to the net owner, Uncle Albert my memories are clear on this, from my heart, I’ve been touched beyond understanding…

  8. fabmimi says:

    is this only in april? Or is there a new itenerary every month? I could really use a hike right about now.

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