Talofofo Falls, Guam is very quiet and secluded from the commerical population. You can take a nice walk around the falls, take a swim (at your own risk of course) and then see Yokoi's Cave (he was discovered 28 years after WWII ended and became a popular war figure for island natives).
Greetings Mustang176, I've got to look through the photos of my own trip to Guam and see if I might be able to find you in my photos of Talofofo Falls as it appears we were at the falls on the same day (5-7-08).
Kirby496 - Guam born
The marker for this photo is currently placed at 13d20'48.47"N, 144d44'58.44E but should be placed at 13d19'28.24"N, 144d44'13.85E which is across the pond at the base of the lower of the two Talofofo Falls.
Zooming in to the latter of the above mentioned coordinates clearly shows the lower cable car house on the west side of the falls and the gift shop on the east side of the falls. The end of the gift shop is shown in the photo.
Other photos around the latter coordinate (13d19'28.24"N, 144d44'13.85E) on Google Earth signify this location as being that of Talofofo Falls.
Although I did not take this photo I have a nearly exact duplicate photo taken on the same day (5-7-08).
Kirby496, thanks for the update. You are right, I had the photo in the wrong place. This was the first time I used this software and wasn't sure how to place the markers just right. Not sure about you, but I look forward to returning to Guam soon. What a great place to have a vacation. Mustang176
Mustang176, Thanks for the reply. I can't beleive you and I were on this island at the same time let alone at the same falls within, I presume, hours of each other. I'll have to talk to my girlfriend to see if we can remember exactly what time we were there.
I was born on this island in 1961. My father said that when he visited these falls in '61 he had to hike down the hill because this was not yet a tourist site. Guam was a closed island at the time. To think that he was within 150 meters of Yokoi's cave while Yokoi was hiding in it amazes me.
I too am anxious to return to Guam. It is absolutely beautiful. Kirby496 (email@example.com)
Mustang176, I checked the times when both of us took our photos of this set of falls and see that I missed you by 2 hrs. 39 min. providing the time was set correctly on your camera to local time. Your photo was taken at 1:06pm and mine was taken at 3:45pm. Sorry to have missed you. Kirby496
Hi Kirby496. Yes, my wife took the picture and many more as I swam in the pond. What a great place to visit. I was born in Oct 59, so we are close in age. I am stationed in Seoul, Korea with the US Forces Korea. Where are you now?
Mustang176, E-mail me (see e-mail address above) and I'll give you details. Attach to your e-mail another photo of Talofofo Falls with the same date on it so I can be sure it is coming from you and not an impostor. Thanks, Kirby496
Mustang176, Four years and no reply. I hope that you have not come upon bad times. Would love to hear from you to discuss Guam and possible other common interests. Thanks for serving!! Kirby495 (aka kirby496)
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Photo taken in Talofofo, Guam
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