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    The Sedona Westerners Holiday Party will be held at the Oak Creek Country Club, 690 Bell Rock Boulevard, Sedona on Thursday, December 14 at 5:00 PM. Members and guests of members are $25. You can reserve your spot now by clicking here


    1. DO NOT HIKE if you are experiencing fever or flu-like symptoms; wait until your fever or symptoms have resolved.
    2. If you have tested POSITIVE for COVID, or any other infectious disease, please follow CDC guidelines.
    3. We encourage any Westerner who has had an exposure to a COVID-infected person, or is having symptoms, to strongly consider COVID testing.

    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 - November 24, 2023A Rare Excursion into Rattlesnake Canyon Offers History and Expansive Views

    The name of the hike looked unfamiliar, yet interesting, on the Westerner’s website. Rattlesnake Canyon. I recalled having fellow hikers point out a canyon near the end of Wood’s Canyon, but I had never ventured up there. Because… surprise… I do not like snakes. But that’s a story for another column. That said, I figured with enough people around I would just have to be faster than one other person. This was also a hike that the Westerners had not done for a while, so thanks to Jim Kemper for scouting the trail and resurrecting the adventure from historical hike reports for this Drovers hike.

    The description showed the need for high-clearance vehicles to access the canyon.

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