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    Per 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


    Please read the Forest Service Road Status

    Coconino Road Status


    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.


    Wildfire Update — Please be aware of the updates for Kaibab National Forest Updates for Wildfires.

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    Coconino Forest Service


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  • Red Rock News - May 06, 2022Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Park

    On a beautiful Thursday in mid-April the Mustang Division of the Sedona Westerners Hiking Club met behind the outlets in the Village of Oak Creek in preparation for their hike at Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. Even though the hike’s date had been planned months in advance, it was a timely reminder of the ravages wildfires can cause with the two recent fires in the area.

    The Club rules and Covid protocols were reviewed, and we jumped into their cars to drive to the park which is just south of Yarnell, Arizona on Highway 89. 

    The park is 95 miles and over two hours away.  Carpooling was essential as the park has only 10 parking spaces.  Also essential is not missing the entrance to the ...

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