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    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.

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  • Red Rock News - March 15, 2019Tracker Hike Explores the Plants of Fay Canyon and Their Many Uses

    Tracker hikes with the Sedona Westerners are designed to increase our understanding and knowledge of our local area and beyond.  Topics have ranged from a walking history of Clarkdale, the unique volcanism of Red Mountain north of Flagstaff, and the amazing pictographs found at places like the Rock Art Ranch near Winslow and the V Bar V Heritage Site just south of Sedona.  For our Tracker hike in February, we enjoyed an eye-opening introduction to “ethnobotany” from local enthusiast Roy Julian. 

    What’s ethnobotany, you ask?  It’s the study of how people of a particular culture or region (ethno) made use of native and domesticated plants (botany).  For the past tens of thousands of years or more, humans and proto-humans have depended ...

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