Buying boots, packing packs, getting lost (and found), staying as safe as possible …. What about hiking alone, with guests, with children? What about poles, straps and all that other stuff … what do we really need? What’s different (and dangerous) about southwestern hiking? What’s wonderful (and special) about Sedona hiking? What are the “best practices” to protect our trails, enhance our comfort and safety, increase our fitness and fun – for hiking, forever.