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Why I Lve Micronesia

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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- Moonie Stomp-Mt. Macajna

May 26  Moonie Stomp-Mt. Macajna   Easy   2.5 hours for 2 miles
 
Come and join us for a Memorial Day Weekend treat. We follow a mostly paved road along a gently rolling ridge top, visit the KAL Memorial, and end at an outstanding viewpoint overlooking the whole central and northern island. This is a perfect family hike or novice hike. Bring: Flashlight, 1 quart water, insect repellent, snacks, and camera. Meet at 5:30pm at the Chamorro Village.

Boonie Stomp - Ritidian to Falcona

May 26   Ritidian to Falcona   Medium to Difficult   4 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. New hikers and families can turn around when they get tired for a medium hike. Fast hikers have the option of trying for Double Reef. Bring: 4 quarts water, wet shoes, swim suit, sunglasses, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Some walking in water, a long walk in sand, and no pets.

Boonie Stomp - Asiga Caves

May 19   Asiga Caves   Difficult    4 hours for 2 miles
 
We visit an isolated southeastern wilderness area containing cliff top overlooks, a tight squeeze into a fantastic dry cave, and two caves connected by an underground tunnel and containing excellent large cave features and three small swim pools . Bring: 2 quarts water, good shoes, gloves, flashlight, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Walking on rough, sharp rocks, climbing in caves, mosquitoes, and scratchy vegetation.

Boonie Stomp - Ija to Mt. Schroeder

May 05  Ija to Mt. Schroeder  Very Difficult  5 hours for 4.5 miles
 
Join Leader Steve on his birthday hike, going 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 - Umatac Bay to Toguan

Apr 28 Umatac Bay to Toguan Easy 2 hours for 1 mile
 
This is our traditional cleanup hike in honor of Earth Day. This is a great beginner’s, family, and organizational hike, and you also help beautify our island. We enjoy this scenic coastal walk while cleaning up the coastline. At Toguan Bay, we end at one of the island’s best snorkel and scuba dive sites, where you can leave your gear in the car and enjoy the water after the hike Bring: 2 quarts water, swim suit, snorkel/dive gear, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera.

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