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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 - Agafayan Falls & River

Nov 17        Agafayan Falls & River        Medium        4 hours for 2.5 miles

We enjoy views, fight through tall sword grass, and then descend to the Agfayan River ledges for jumping, sliding, and swimming. We then hike up the picturesque middle falls, enjoy the shaded Agfayan Falls, continue to Cannonball Falls, and circle back to the start. Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Sword grass, walking in water, slippery rocks, and a fairly long hike.

Boonie Stomp - Tarzan Swim Hole

Nov 10        Tarzan Swim Hole        Medium        3 hours for 2 miles

We make a nice loop trail to visit a remote swimming hole to cool off at one of the best freshwater pools on the island. We’ll enjoy jumping from the ledges, daring the large rope swing, acting as the cork in the jacuzzi pool or sliding down the rocks, or just relaxing on the sunny ledges. Bring: 3 quarts water, wet shoes, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Slippery slopes, mud, and no shade.

Boonie Stomps - Canuon River

Nov 03        Canuon River        Difficult        5 hours for 3 miles
 
We explore a tributary of the Tarzan River, hiking up the river in a deep gorge with huge boulders to hike over, under and around, rock formations, waterfalls, and small swimming pools. Bring: 3 quarts water, waling in water shoes, gloves, swimsuit, sun screen, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Hiking over rough rocks, walking in the slippery river, possible overgrown trail, some sword grass.

Boonie Stomp - San Carlos

Oct 27 San Carlos Difficult 4 hours for 3 miles
 
We journey to a picturesque 40 foot waterfall with a great swim hole. Then we follow a beautiful pristine jungle river to a smaller waterfall with good ledges for jumping, swimming, eating lunch, and relaxing . Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: Steep slopes, walking in water, mud, rocky slippery river walking, and climbing down with a rope.
 

Boonie Stomp - Sinisa Falls

Oct 20         Sinisa Falls Very Difficult 5 hours for 6 miles
 
We hike over the hills of central Guam to Tank Farm, then visit a secluded, beautiful 50 foot falls. We then hike along two rivers with many smaller waterfalls to end up at Lower Sigua Falls for jumping and swimming. Bring: 4 quarts water, get wet shoes, swimsuit, gloves, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, snacks, and camera. Special conditions: Rope climbing, steep slopes, slippery mud, and walking in water.

Boonie Stomp - Tak’hilo Falls

Oct 13     Tak’hilo Falls Very Difficult 6 hours for 4 miles
 
We hike to the tallest waterfall on Guam with excellent views along the way, then walk down a pristine jungle river in a steep walled gorge with 3 major waterfalls that allow jumping and swimming. Bring: 4 quarts water, hiking shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellent, camera, lunch, and snacks. Special conditions: Mosquitoes, very steep slopes up and down, walking in water, sword grass, and more mosquitoes.

Boonie Stomp - Upper Lonfit

Oct 06     Upper Lonfit         Very Difficult            5 hours for 4 miles
 
We hike to the picturesque Lonfit Falls, then hike to the upper reaches of the Lonfit River past an endless series of waterfalls, including swimming, jumping, a flume canyon, and a rope swing. Bring: 3 quarts water, get wet shoes, gloves, sun screen, insect repellant, lunch, snacks, and a camera. Special conditions: extensive walking in water, slippery rocks, steep slopes, mud, sword grass, a long hike, and mosquitoes.


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