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Who wants to go on a 5 day hiking get away to Sedona?

Hiking has become my new passion, whether it’s in my own back yard or somewhere around the world. I love to explore and find new trails, see new places, challenge myself physically and meet new people. I want to share my passion for hiking and healthy lifestyle and have created a unique affordable way to do so.  This April I would like to invite you to join me on a 5 day get away to Sedona, Arizona to hike, focus on health, relax and recharge. The catch is, I can’t move forward with this without a minimum of 3 people to commit by Friday, Jan. 19. Yes, this Friday. So if you want to experience the beauty of the red rocks of Sedona, learn about healthy lifestyle and live it every day then keep reading.

Why the rush to decide?

In order to get the best pricing and save everyone money, I need time based on the number committed to book accommodations, transportation and plan the hikes. If you really want something you will make it happen, otherwise you will just keep on talking about it. So, as I say, you are either in or you are out.

Why is this different than most organized trips?

Number one difference is the cost!

This will be like traveling with your friends but someone else did all the organizing. No planning, no endless hours on the internet, no worries about what are we doing, where are we going, what are we eating, who’s driving etc.  Everything is done for you. You will have input but no stress.

There is a little bit of trust involved as I do not have a final itinerary until I know who all is coming. But if you trust in me, I know you will not be disappointed.

Where will we stay?

We will stay in a condo or home depending on how many are joining us. (This trip allows for 3 minimum and 6 maximum to come.) You will sleep 2 per room in either a queen or king bed and one bathroom for every 2-3 women.

What will we eat?

Meals will be prepared together, I will take the lead role in planning and shopping but welcome others to pitch in if they wish.  Meals will be healthy and planned according to the healthy living revolution guide and everyone’s taste. We will eat out if the group decides but most meals will be at the condo. The cost of the food will be shared by all participants at the end of the trip. If we eat out that will be your own expense.

How will we get around?

I will be the driver of a rented car or van depending on final numbers. Sedona is approximately an hour and 45 minute drive from Phoenix and all hikes will be within 15 minutes to 45 minutes of our accommodations.

When will we go?

Sunday, April 22 to Thursday, April 26. Direct flights are available on these dates. Anyone who has traveled knows how awesome flying direct is.

West Jet 1342
Depart: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:15 AM
Winnipeg, MB (YWG)
Arrive: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:49 AM
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
West Jet 1341
Depart: Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:45 AM
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Arrive: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:54 PM
Winnipeg, MB (YWG)
This is the fun part as we will be flexible but we will also have some set things we will do daily. I have numerous hikes in mind ranging in difficulty. I will accommodate the group but know that we may split in groups if we need to. We will make it work as the range of hikes in the Sedona area is vast.
What you can expect each day is:
  • Healthy meals and snacks
  • Yoga and stretching
  • Hiking
  • Interesting points of interest
  • Presentations on healthy living and casual conversation around it
  • Free time to read, journal, relax etc.
  • Game time
  • laughs

We will fit hiking in on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday will be a travel day.

Do I have to be super fit?

We will be hiking, so you do have to have the mobility and fitness to hike, do some small climbs and be out for 1-2 hours. We will be hiking not running so super fit is not necessary but reasonably fit would be important.

What will I take away?

Great feeling of accomplishment, memories and knowledge on how to live a healthy lifestyle now until my final days. You will also receive a journal and t-shirt as part of the adventure.

What will it cost?

The cost of the trip will be reflected in the cost of the condo and transportation shared by the participants and a small fee payed to HMC to organize and host the trip. You should budget for $750-850 depending on final numbers plus cost of food and airfare.

Now What?

If you have any questions please call me asap. I can be reached at 204-955-6318

Make a decision to come and …

  1. Call me and confirm by paying a $500 deposit, first come first serve. Once I have 3 people confirmed I will let you know and you will then…
  2. Book your own flight based on flight info above from Winnipeg. If you are traveling from another destination you need to plan your arrival and departure around these times.  ( I do this to accommodate those using travel points or other discount programs like West Jet travel companion flight for $99 )
  3. Wait for further instructions from me

Sedona is a truly beautiful area to explore, these photos were taken by me on my last trip there. I hope you decide to join me.




  1. Janet on January 15, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Sounds like fun, oh to be young again

  2. Charlene bakke on January 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Carol, I am interested, just working on logistics to see if I can swing it.

    • Carol Ploen-Hosegood on January 15, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      That’s awesome Charlene, it’s happening for sure FYI so hopefully it can work out for you. Would love to have you there.

  3. Diane A Coughlin on January 17, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Carol, I will look into my schedule this morning and get back to you. Still room?

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