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Why I Lve Micronesia



As Guam and Micronesia’s hometown airline for over 50 years, United is your ticket to unlocking Micronesia-over 2.9 million square miles across the Pacific know to the work for its incredible underwater attractions. With more than 2, 100 islands in the regions and a variety of deep history and culture, adventure awaits in magnificent Micronesia. These islands boast some of the world’s most famous wrecks dives where adventures can experience incredible World War II history alongside vibrant marine like.


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.


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 - Attilong Acho

Feb 24 Attilong Acho Difficult 4 hours for 4 miles
We hike down a long narrow ridge with excellent views, then climb over the two volcanic black rock hills, Atillong Acho, to the coastline. We then hike around Cetti Bay, along the coastal headlands, including the swim spot, and end at Umatac.

Bring: 3 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, camera, swimsuit, and snorkel gear.

Boonie Stomp - Southern Mountains to Ija

Feb 17 Southern Mountains to Ija Very Difficult 6 hours for 8 miles
We climb up Mt. Jumullong-Manglo to enjoy the views, descend steeply to the long open Southern Mountains trail, passing Mt. Bolanos and Ilichos to reach Atete, crossing over to Mt. Schroeder, and making the long steep downhill climb down the ridge to Ija.

Bring: 4 quarts water minimum, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, hat, lunch and snacks, and camera.

Boonie Stomp - Mt. Schroder to Inarajan

Feb 10 Mt. Schroder to Inarajan Very Difficult 5 hours for 6 miles
We hike up and over Mount Schroeder from Merizo, make the steep climb up the shoulder of Mt. Ilichos, hike up to reach Atete, and make the long trek over the southern badlands, with a short side trip to the falls, to reach Inarajan.

Bring: 4 quarts water minimum, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, hat, lunch and snacks, and camera.
Special conditions: Sword grass, little shade, a lot of climbing, and a very long hike.

Boonie Stomp - Nimitz Caves

Feb 03 Nimitz Caves Medium 3 hours for 1 mile
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.