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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 - May 12, 2023Westerners Enjoy the Flagstaff Thaw

    As normal readers of this column know, the Westerners hike many different trails and locations in our area.  Some depend on the weather, some depend on traffic or special events, and some are chosen for the abilities and desires of our specific hiking groups. 

    We venture north to the Flagstaff area normally in the Fall and late Spring.   This is to take advantage of the cooler temperatures on both ends and beautiful leaves in the Fall.  There is just something awe inspiring about the yellow aspens against the deep blue sky.  Given the normally heavy snowfalls, and closed trails, we tend to stay down here in the Red Rocks during the winter months.

    This season has been particularly tough on scheduling hikes ...

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