IT WAS A GREAT HIKING SEASON! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!!
Our 2022-23 season will start on Tuesday, September 6. This season we hope to return to live General Meetings every month, rather than the Zoom meetings we have had for the past three seasons.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON IS NOW OPEN.
Have a great summer! Many new trails await us when we return!
COVID PROTECTION MEASURESPer vote of its Board of Directors, the Sedona Westerners strongly recommend that Members be COVID vaccinated for all hiking and meetings for the 2021-2022 season. By joining, members agree that they have read and will abide by the current CDC guidelines. The Board’s specific recommendations for COVID protection are based on CDC guidance. For hiking, the recommended COVID protection measures can be found on the website by going to “Hiking,” then to “Hiking Rules.” COVID protection recommendations for Monthly Meetings, Picnics, and the Holiday Party will be posted on the website under “Events” for each listed event. The Board will adjust its COVID protection recommendations going forward in response to future changes in CDC recommendations
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 AND WILDFIRES
Wildfire Update — Please be aware of the updates for Kaibab National Forest Updates for Wildfires.
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- Red Rock News - June 03, 2022
The Westerners venture east of I-17 to Wet Beaver Creek
Today our hiking group was to have the lucky number 13, for we were heading east of I-17 to Bell Trail No.13 and Wet Beaver Creek. Bell Trail, originally built in 1932 by Charles Bell as a cattle trail, is a great alternative to the Red Rocks and includes flat and rocky pathways, trees, cool water, wildlife, and even some historical surprises. On this morning, however, we saw neither cows nor recent evidence of cows.
It was a smaller group today, but everyone had been on the hike before so it was great to get different perspectives, history, and experiences. Lisa and Dan Celeste were our leaders for the adventure. This hike is known for being hot and dry, but today ...