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Why Micronesia?

Welcome to Micronesia, a spellbinding world abounding with warm caressing breezes, captivatingly rich culture and exotic adventure all dancing around in unison under the thick golden rays of an arching tropical sun. The mysterious, the magical and the modern sides of life all lie within easy reach for the welcomed visitor, just like a swollen ripe mango dropping from a mango tree into a waiting hand.

 

Together with Guam, Micronesia comprises of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau, with each different island chain offering a unique and unforgettable experience.

ISLANDS OF MICRONESIA

Guam, a U.S. territory, is the largest and most populous island, considered the “gateway” to Micronesia and a hub for the region.


The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is a U.S. Commonwealth consisting of 14 islands just to the north of Guam, and along with Guam, forms the Mariana Islands archipelago.


The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Palau are both independent island nations in a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. and together make up the nations in Caroline Islands archipelago to the south of Guam.


The Republic of the Marshall Islands is also an independent island in a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. approximately 1500 miles to the east of Guam, and is comprised of many small low lying islands and atolls.


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For those of us who seek out locations where dreams long for reality, there are still a few left in the world where unspoiled landscapes, epic adventures and the romance of a secluded lagoon and forgotten beach can become reality.  Beneath expansive azure skies and seemingly infinite stretches of both turquoise and deep blue water ahead, the region of Micronesia is still one of those places.

As modern technology and communication connect the world at an ever greater pace and the once exotic places of yesterday become increasingly rare today, it is refreshing to find hidden jewels still available for exploration, admiration, and yes, even relaxation.

Boonie Stomp - Ija to Mt. Schroeder

Feb 23    Ija to Mt. Schroeder    Very Difficult    5 hours for 5 miles
 

We, go to hell and beyond. We make the long steep hike to the summit of Mt. Sasalaguan with its outstanding views, traverse to Atete, climb steeply down into the oven, then reach the summit of Mt. Schroeder. Bring: 4 quarts water, good hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, lunch and snacks, and camera. Special conditions: Sword grass, steep slopes, long uphill climbs, sword grass, little shade, a long hike.

Boonie Stomp - Sella Bay

Feb 16    Sella Bay    Medium    3 hours for 2 miles
 

We explore the Spanish bridge, Spanish oven, and ancient Chamorro latte stones at Sella Bay, with time for snorkeling, swimming, or hanging out beneath the shade of the palms. The hike back to our cars includes the optional waterfall route. Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: A long hike in the sun over, clay, sand, rocks, and mud.

Boonie Stomp - Ben’s Falls w/ Mt. Lamlam

Feb 09    Ben’s Falls w/ Mt. Lamlam    Difficult    5 hours for 3 miles
 

We follow a small cool green hidden stream full of small cascades and swim pools to to 3 big waterfalls on the upper Sella River. The adventurous can continue on to the false summit of Mt. Lamlam. Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Walking in water through a rocky river, steep slopes through sword grass, and climbing falls with a rope.

Boonie Stomp - Mt. Jumullong – Manglo Loop

Feb 02    Mt. Jumullong – Manglo Loop    Medium    2 hours for 1.5 miles
 

We hike up the wide but sometimes steep trail to the large crosses on top of the mountain next to Mt. Lamlam to enjoy fantastic 270 degree views. We then continue on the sword grass lined southern mountain trail to the steep downhill slopes of the rain gauge trail. Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Sword grass, rough rocks, and steep slopes.

Boonie Stomp - Tarzan Falls, Cross Island Hike

Jan 26   Tarzan Falls Medium 3 hours for 2 miles

Jan 26   Cross Island Hike Very Difficult 6 hours for 7 miles
 

We journey to a series of three cooling waterfalls in central Guam, with jumping and swimming. The more adventurous will then hike to Lower Sigua Falls. Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, insect repellent, and camera. Special Conditions: very long hike, long steep hills, sword grass, river walking, little shade.

Boonie Stomp - Mt. Santa Rosa Caves

Jan 19   Mt. Santa Rosa Caves Difficult 3 hours for 1/2 mile
 

We hike to a river karst area to explore a unique river cave in an area of nice formations, and walk a savannah ridge with excellent views Bring: 2 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Mud, slippery rocks, small steep slopes, sword grass, mosquitoes.

Boonie Stomp - La Sa Fua River and Falls

Jan 12   La Sa Fua River and Falls Difficult 3 hours for 3 miles
 

We explore 4 nice waterfalls, several swim pools, a rock slide, a jump spot, and a long eerie tunnel along a river in a deep hidden valley. Bring: 2 quarts water, swim suit, water shoes, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Some steep slopes, wet slippery rocks, and a lot of walking in water.

Boonie Stomp - Anao

Jan 05       Anao        Difficult        5 hours for 3 miles

We descend the tall northeastern cliff to reach the rugged northeast coastline. Along the sharp jagged rocky terrain, we come to Anao Point, the wind tunnel, and Shangri-la. Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking sturdy shoes, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, snacks, and camera. Special conditions: Hiking over rough rocks intense sun with little shade, and a long ascent.

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