OUR NEW SEASON BEGINS SOON!With the start of our new season just around the corner, we’re all looking forward to resuming hiking together, our meetings and picnics, and our wonderful camaraderie, all of this while observing CDC-recommended COVID precautions, of course. Key information follows below. See you on the trailss!
SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING AND ICE CREAM SOCIALDue to the CDC’s revised COVID guidelines for indoor settings, our first monthly meeting will now take place outdoors. The meeting will be held at the Posse Grounds picnic area on September 9, starting at 5:30 PM. Members must bring their own chairs to enable social distancing while seated for the meeting. An ice cream social with pre-packaged ice cream bars will begin at 5:30 PM, followed by the regular monthly meeting agenda at 6:00 PM. This will be a wonderful opportunity for Westerners to resume our social gatherings, while making sure we observe CDC protection guidance.
REGISTER NOW FOR 2021-2022Membership registration for the new season is open for both new and returning members. Our hiking activities begin in September. Our monthly meetings and picnics will take place while observing the CDC’s latest COVID protection guidance. Please support the Sedona Westerners by completing your membership registration now. To register, go to About Us on this website, then select Membership.
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 - May 21, 2021
Rough Riders End the Season Hiking Long Canyon
Saturday May 8 was a perfect Sedona hiking day as the Sedona Westerners Rough Riders met at Posse Grounds to prepare for the group’s final hike of the Spring 2021 season. Important club safety rules and regulations including special new Covid 19 rules were read and acknowledged. Everyone loaded up in a minimum number of automobiles for the short ride to the Long Canyon Trailhead so that parking spots would not be an issue. Spirits and enthusiasm were high on this last hike of the season. The large turnout was divided into two smaller hiking groups. This Long Canyon hike was scheduled to be 8 miles in length with 1300 feet of net elevation change. Bob Bareuther and Chris Ostrom ...