The Sedona Westerners Hiking Club may be the most active users of the Red Rock trail system, and their appreciation certainly reflected that! The group raised a record $14,470 in the month of February for the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund. Combined with the club’s annual Trail Keeper sponsorship which provides an additional $2,000 to the Trail Fund coffers this year – they accounted for a $16,470 boost to support the work of the USFS to maintain and enhance the trail system in the Red Rock Ranger District.
In addition to supporting the trails with cash funding, the members have been providing public safety support for the USFS at the Cathedral Rock trailhead during the renovation.
At the Westerners March 9th meeting, Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund President Kevin Adams congratulated and thanked the members. “This group may appreciate better than any other the importance of maintaining our trail network. The toll of heavy use and nature itself is relentless – but the thrill of the experience just can’t be beat!”. He added, “What the Westerners give back to the trails in time and treasure has a huge impact.”
Photo: SRRTF VP Sandi Heysinger and President Kevin Adams present a certificate of appreciation to Sedona Westerners President Donna Forsythe and VP Ray LaPorte.