Upcoming Red Rock Trail Work Days
Volunteer trail work days are held in the morning, typically 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Details are announced as work day projects are scheduled. Bring sturdy, closed-toe shoes; long pants; work gloves; sunscreen; water; and snacks. Hard hats are provided, or bring your own bike helmet or hard hat. For calendar of events, click here.
What's in Your Day Pack By Charlie Schudson
1. Heavy-duty, big garbage bags – they become your sleeping bags or, with a torn-open head hole, your rain gear.
2. Wool hat and mini-gloves, even in “warm” weather – they help retain your body heat when, at dusk, temperatures fall (most hypothermic deaths occur not in freezing temperatures, but in the fifties).
3. Waterproof matches.
4. Duct tape (or “duck” tape, for the etymologically pure). What for? Everything, of course (like holding the old soles that just came off those old boots you should have replaced long ago).
5. Cordage – at least one of those fashionably braided bracelets that unravel to become life-saving straps.
- Red Rock News - December 15, 2017
Westerners Admire Rock Formations Near Jordan Trailhead
Recently, the Sedona Westerners Amblers hiking group hiked a two-mile loop consisting of the Jordan and Cibola Trails, which we accessed from Jordan Road trailhead.
Three groups of hikers took part, with the hike leader being Pam Smith, the co-leaders were Jodie Ball and Kristi McLean, and the tailgaters were Hassan Hosseini, Al Barton, and Annette Thrawl. This is my third year participating in the Sedona Westerners hiking club and I’ve made many friends in the group throughout this time.
It was a beautiful 60-degree Thursday morning and both hikers and mountain bikers were out enjoying the trails. Once we were on the trail, we took breaks for clothing adjustments as the weather warmed up, as well as taking time out for ...