Citizen Hiker

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Hikers trekking along the banks of Oak Creek in the Crescent Moon Ranch and picnic site about 7 miles south of Sedona are treated to some of the most photographed scenes in the Southwest. The Coconino National Forest property is located near iconic Cathedral Rock and encompasses the historical ranch site with its famous water wheel. First established in the late 1800s, the ranch went through several owners and iterations before being purchased by the...

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“It gets them off their cell phones,” Kevin Adams, co-founder of Verde Valley Wheel Fun, says of the kids in his program. Based in the Sedona-Oak Creek area, it’s a multi-faceted project for students in grades three through 12 that promotes interest and involvement in all aspects of mountain bicycling. Established in 2019, the Arizona Qualified Charitable Organization oversees the program, which provides bikes, helmets, hydration packs and training at no charge to participating students....

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