Hiking Guam: Mount LamLam

LamLam Sunset

There’s something about hiking on Guam. The mountains on the southern half of the island seem like something out of a dream. Emerald peaks and valleys covered in sword grass seem smoothly and intricately carved with crisscrossing ravines.

I could stare at those hills for hours. 

According to some, Mount LamLam is the highest mountain on earth, though its peak only reaches 406 meters (1,332 feet) above sea level. Because Mount LamLam lies right beside the deep dark mysterious Marianas Trench, the distance from the peak to the ocean’s bottom is the world’s largest elevation over such a short distance.

LamLam

About halfway up Mount LamLam, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another, more beautiful, world.

While most sites seem to recommend getting an early start to avoid the worst of the day’s heat and humidity, an evening hike makes for some spectacular sunset views.

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