FALL COOKOUT OCTOBER 14 – SIGN UP BY OCT 4!Our Fall Cookout is on for Thursday, October 14 at Noon and will be held at the Posse Ground Picnic Ramadas. Just bring yourself and an appetite! Members are free and guests are $10. SPECIAL EVENT at this picnic! Join us as we present an Honorary Silver Bolo to BOB DANNERT.
COVID PRECAUTIONS: CDC recommends outdoor cookouts as a safe activity. We are renting more folding tables and chairs than normal to increase our spacing while seated at the tables and picnic benches to eat. If unvaccinated, wear a mask if you choose to attend the picnic.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW! Reservations must be made by October 4, 2021
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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.
Please Click the following to connect to Coconino National Forest Website
- Red Rock News - October 22, 2021
The Drovers Hit the Canyons…and Fix Some Boots!
Sunday morning, October 3rd, found the Drovers checking in at the Posse Grounds parking lot just as the sun was coming up over Munds Mountain. Given the craziness of parking along Dry Creek and Boynton Pass roads, we decided to car pool that day to minimize the number of cars needing to be parked at the trailhead. We had several stragglers given the meet-up time had changed the day before, but the group was finally all together.
We signed in and remarked on the wonderful morning, and then Linda Shook, the Drover Boss, proceeded to read the Westerner hiking rules, including updated COVID-19 guidance. Additionally, in striving to maintain the normally supportive and welcoming atmosphere of our outings, the Westerner Board has added ...