Sunday, March 06, 2011
Heritage Hikes 2
So instead we decided to choose public sites and perhaps in a few monnths we'll attempt to organize hikes again on DOD properties. But the difficulty in organizing hikes through DOD is that they tell you from the moment you start, that they reserve the right to cancel the hike for any reason and so it makes it difficult to proceed in good faith knowing that no matter what plans you make, it could all be undone for any reason they see fit.
As part of its continued efforts to engage and educate the community on the impacts of the proposed buildup, We Are Guåhan has organized its second set of Heritage Hikes: Un Nuebu na Inatan.
The hike schedule is as follows:
March 12, 2011 – Tumon Bay (Difficulty: Easy. Duration: 1 -2 hours)
Meet at Ypao Beach (near the Main Pavillion).
March 19, 2011 – Pågat Village (Difficulty: Medium. Duration: 2 – 3 hours)
Meet at Pågat trailhead along The Back Road.
March 26, 2011 – Cetti / Sella Bay (Difficulty: Hard. Duration: 4 – 5 hours)
Meet at Cetti Bay parking lot.
WHEN: The show-time for all hikes is 8:45a.m. with a go-time 9:00 a.m.
WHAT TO BRING: All participants must bring LOTS OF WATER. Participants are encouraged to bring sun block, bug repellant and light snacks or lunches.
WHAT TO WEAR: With the exception of the Tumon Bay hike, all participants should BRING GLOVES. There will be sword-grass and or jagged rocks on some areas of the hikes. Participants hiking to Pågat should wear tennis / hiking shoes, shorts and a comfortable shirt. Participants are encouraged to wear long pants, tennis shoes / hiking shoes and long-sleeved shirts for the Cetti / Sella Bay Hike. Swimming is an option at all sites, so come prepared with appropriate clothes and towels if you’d like to swim.
On the first hike, Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua will provide a fresh historical overview of an area that many Guam residents are familiar with: Tumon Bay. Dr. Bevacqua will discuss the ancient history of Tumon, it’s destruction during the Spanish-Chamorro War, and how its beauty nearly led to it being “acquired” by DoD after World War II.
If you have questions about the Heritage Hikes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Si Yu'us Ma'ase,
We Are Guåhan