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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 24, 2023Hiking Mescal and Climbing an Old Tree

    It was a beautiful sunny and warmish Saturday morning in February with blue skies streaked with white clouds overhead. We’d met up at the Posse Grounds for roll-call then made our way by carpool to the new Mescal Parking lot off Long Canyon Road. Soon we were off on the Mescal Trail led in two groups by John and Deborah Losse. Our goal was to make it up Mescal Mountain, which would afford us stunning views from all directions as we continued on the trail. Jim Meade commented that he hoped we didn’t have to climb down the “O.S.S.” More on that later.

    For most of the first half of the trail we were on our own. We could see or ...

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