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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 - 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.

Boonie Stomp - Lajuna

Apr 21 Lajuna Very Difficult 5 hours for 4 miles
 
We descend into the amazing beauty of regrown limestone forest and then the old fruit farms to the rugged coral coastline with outstanding views. Then, battling thick vegetation, we visit the canyon, the goat cave, and land's end, and then swim in the sea cave. Bring: 4 quarts water, strong hiking boots, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch and snacks, and camera. Special conditions: Hiking over rough sharp coral rocks, thick vegetation, and a long steep uphill climb out.

Boonie Stomp - Tanguisson to Lost Pond

Apr 14 Tanguisson to Lost Pond Medium 3 hours for 3 miles
 
We hike to the Ancient Chamorro village of Hila’an to see the Latte stones, snorkel and swim at Shark’s Hole if the water is calm, swim at the fresh water pool at Lost Pond, and possibly visit the small freshwater cave. Bring: 2 quarts water, shoes to get wet, swim suit, snorkel gear, sun screen, sunglasses, insect repellent, lunch, and flashlight. Special conditions: Hiking over some rough rocks and in the water, mosquitoes.

Boonie Stomps - Sella Bay

Apr 07 Sella Bay - Medium - 3 hours for 2.5 miles
 
We explore the old Spanish bridge, Spanish oven, and ancient Chamorro latte stones at Sella Bay. Then it’s time for snorkeling, swimming, or just hanging out beneath the shade of the palms. Finally, we hike back to our cars, including the optional waterfall route. Bring: 2 quarts water, hiking shoes, swim suit, snorkel gear, gloves, insect repellent, sun screen, sunglasses, lunch, and camera. Special conditions: A long hike in the sun over, clay, sand, rocks, and mud.

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