FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING
Our speaker for the February 11 monthly meeting was Betsy Klein, co-founder of Plan B to Save Wolves, a national organization that educates and advocates for the protection of the wild wolf and also promotes rescue services for wolf-dogs. Locally, Plan B sponsors the Sedona Wolf Week event annually.
For those who missed it, here is a recording of the meeting:
Meeting passcode: 1#U@A@1!
HIKING IS PAUSED TO APRIL 1, 2021
The Sedona Westerners Board of Directors has decided to continue our pause of the hiking season until this date. The Yavapai County caserate is improving, but it continues to be high. We are closing new member registration for the rest of this season.
- The club will be holding a fundraiser for the Red Rock Trail Fund early in 2021. The club and one anonymous donor will match donations up to the first $1000. More information will be forthcoming.
Precautions for the 2020 Hiking Season
To keep our hikers safe in the new season, special precautions are in effect.
1. The Board of Directors established a COVID-19 committee to review the hike rules and requirements in light of the current pandemic... Dear Westerners
2. Brief Summary of Recommendations... Recommendations
3. Hiking Rules and Precautions Specific to COVID-19... Covid-19 Rules
4. Our New Hike Sign-In Sheet... New Sign-In
5. If an Active Member Tests Positive for COVID-19... Covid-Positive Hiker
2020 - 2021 Membership
Go to the Membership page to sign up
FLAGSTAFF ROAD STATUS
Please read the Forest Service Road Status
Hiking Related Medical Problems
Hiking Related Medical Problems by Dr. Curt Kommer
From blisters to snake bites, learn how to be prepared to prevent and treat medical problems that can happen when you are hiking. The information shared by Dr. Curt Kommer can help you make quick decisions when faced with injuries of yourself, a fellow hiker, or someone you run into on the trails. Please read and download a copy to reference at the beginning of each Hiking Season.
Northern Arizona Forests Wildfires
Wildfire Update — Please be aware of the updates for Kaibab National Forest Updates for Wildfires.
Please Click the following to connect to Kaibab National Forest Website
- Red Rock News - February 26, 2021
Sedona Westerners Mustangs - Hiking Munds Mountain
At 6838 feet Munds Mountain is the second highest of the peaks that surround Sedona. However, Munds Mountain is first in providing extraordinary views of Sedona and has a better than average exposed geology. The mountain is named after William Munds, an early pioneer and cattle rancher who moved his cattle through this area from Verde Valley to Munds Park. Climbing Munds Mountain is not for everyone. The journey for our small hiking bubble of Sedona Westerner Mustangs starts with a rough jeep ride up Schnebly Hill Road in order to get to the trailhead which is just past the Merry Go Round, a well-known red rock formation. The hike to the top begins with the Schnebly Hill Trail which climbs moderately ...