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    Tony Merriman, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service - Flagstaff talked about “Thunderstorms in Northern Arizona” -- how thunderstorms form in our area specifically, and how hikers in the Sedona-Flagstaff area can avoid lightning risks.

    Go here for the recording. Use Passcode: U0Wi&ceQ


    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.


    Please read the Forest Service Road Status

    Coconino Road Status

  • Hiking Related Medical Problems

    Hiking Related Medical Problems by Dr. Curt Kommer

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    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

    Coconino Forest Service


Featured Article

  • Red Rock News - April 30, 2021Dogies Hike Rabbit Ears via the Back Door

    On April 6, 2021, the Sedona Westerners’ Dogies hiking group had the pleasure of doing a hike known as “Rabbit Ears via the Backdoor.” If you are unfamiliar with Rabbit Ears, it is a rock formation east of Courthouse Butte, at the southern end of Lee Mountain. It gets its name because it really does look like a pair of very large rabbit ears, especially when viewed from the west, say from the HilineTrail. Rabbit Ears is a club favorite that we try to do every year around Easter. (Note the theme, Rabbit Ears – Easter Bunny. We also tend to do Turkey Creek around Thanksgiving.) 

    Normally we hike Rabbit Ears from either the Courthouse or Bell Rock Vista parking areas. ...

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