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    The Forest service has provided revised dates for volunteer trail work days. A lot of work got done this year when lots of you came out to help! Over 4000 hours of volunteer trail work in the past year! Thank you! Let’s get more done in 2016!

    • January 9 & 23
    • February 6 & 20
    • March 5

    Schuerman Mountain TH at 8:30 am. The trail work will consist of new trail construction and general maintenance in the Carroll Canyon/Scheurman Mountain area. All trail work sessions start at 8:30 am and conclude at 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

    Directions: From Sedona head west on 89A (towards Cottonwood), turn left on Upper Red Rock Loop Road. Continue on Upper Red Rock Loop Road for .25 mile and take a right onto Red Rock High School Drive. The Scheurman Mountain Trailhead will be on the left.

    What to bring:

    • Sturdy closed-toe shoes
    • Long pants
    • Sunscreen, water and snacks
    • Gloves
    • Bike helmet or hard hat (if available)

    For more information please call or email:
    Forrest Saville, Trail Coordinator (928) 606-1748

    Jennifer Burns, Recreation Staff Officer

Featured Article

  • Red Rock News - February 5, 2016 Circumnavigation of Cathedral Rock via the Hi-line Trail

    How about a picture perfect January day in Sedona when it was just cool enough for gloves and an extra layer. Sedona Westerner hikers packed their camera, a liter of water and some nuts and an orange, and maybe a peanut butter sandwich and a chocolate bar for later. They headed out State Route 179 to the Yavapai Overlook with a few friends where there was the Sedona Westerners hike for the day. The hikers were evenly divided into two groups to abide by National Forest rules, were then on the trail to an awesome hiking experience.

    After leaving the parking lot to the left onto a double diamond biking trail called the Hi-line trail was an early steep elevation gain in the cool shade of some small Arizona Cypress trees. The trail got their hearts pumping well and led to the first stop for a layer removal in full sun. A little further along, hikers reached the height of land with a steep drop off before them. It was a perfect snack spot on the rim of slick rock for those peanut butter crackers and taking in another marvelous panorama. Hikers found the view was outstanding with the snow covered peaks of the Mingus range in the southwest, to the right the magnificent Cathedral rocks with the snow tipped red rocks of the Mogollon Rim in the distance, and the Red Rock State Park to the left.

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