Annual Holiday Party
Your Sedona Westerner's Board has been busy. The weather has interrupted more hikes than normal but isn't the extra moisture in our area fantastic? The Hike Bosses promise to make it all up to you with a great schedule the rest of the season. Be sure to watch the website for last minute changes and remember that sometimes the hike changes at the very last minute due to weather and/or trail conditions.
Our annual Holiday Party is fast approaching and will be at the Elks Lodge in West Sedona - a relaxing, sit down, served dinner. Mark your calendars now for the evening of Thursday, December 10th. The reservation process is simple, click here and follow the instructions. We do need to have your reservations made and paid for by Friday, December 4th. I promise a delicious dinner preceded by a cocktail hour (your dime) and extra special entertainment.
The season is going well and we have so many new hikers this year, welcome to all of you.
We are all so fortunate to have this wonderful extended Westerner Family. It's an honor to be your mom this season.
- Red Rock News - November 27, 2015
The most important fact about hiking Doe Mountain with the Sedona Westerners is that one feels immediately welcome and safe. Brad Bell, the hike leader for the morning hike exudes a feeling of enthusiasm and complete ease for the adventure to come. He is assisted by Jan Taylor the co-leader who is also an experienced hiker and for all of the hikers, especially the newer ones, this is immeasurably comforting.
The trailhead off of Boynton Canyon Road is easily accessible and offers adequate parking and restrooms. This is an important feature, as there is little privacy available for a bathroom break along the way. When embarking on the trail, you immediately begin to traverse the switchbacks directly up the west side of Doe Mountain. The short hike is fun and challenging in places, particularly at the top where there is a narrow slot of rocks to shimmy thru. In the morning, the trail offers a shady respite before the bright sun at the top of the Mesa. The views along the switchbacks are almost as spectacular as those at the top so be sure to stop along the trail to take in the beauty. This is a popular trail so you are rarely alone and are likely going to encounter other hikers.