MARCH GENERAL MEETING
Our speaker for the March 11 monthly meeting was Anne Mottek, Coordinator for the Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership (GFFP), along with three of her colleagues. They spoke on the necessity for prescribed burns and associated smoke nuisance in order to prevent catastrophic wildfires and intense harmful smoke impacts.
Go here for the recording Passcode: U0Wi&ceQ
HIKING NOW OPEN
The Sedona Westerners Board of Directors has decided to resume hiking from April 1. Go to the HIKING tab above for the schedule. New member registration is still closed for the rest of this season.
Watch this space for other announcements:
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
Although hiking is to resume on April 1 for existing members, membership renewals will be deferred to the upcoming season.
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 - April 16, 2021
Westerners Rough Riders Hike Huckaby Heights
The Rough Riders of the Sedona Westerners hiked Huckaby Heights on Saturday, April 3, 2021, a beautiful spring day with clear blue skies and warmer than usual temperatures. This was the first Rough Rider hike since the hiking season was interrupted by the Covid 19 Pandemic, so the hiker turnout was fairly high. As a result the hikers were split up into two groups. The hike started at the Huckaby Trailhead just off of Schnebly Hill Road. The Huckaby Heights hike was only about 6 miles in total length but it had some aggressive climbing and scrambling so the accumulative gain in elevation was a respectful 1900 feet. The hike leader of our group was Walter Krywucki and our tailgater ...