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Rozanne 'Mountain Matron' Cassone

 

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An adventure/travel/lifestyle community sharing skills, knowledge and, resources for safe, unforgettable and

empowering experiences outdoors.

Mountain Matron is truly honored and extremely excited to announce that we are now global

and our audience reaches beyond any borders we had envisioned.

We sincerely thank each of you for allowing us to be your community resource and trusted

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4 Ways To Enjoy National Park Trust Kids To Parks Day 2017 | Northside USA Footwear Giveaway | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (11)

4 Ways To Enjoy National Park Trust Kids To Parks Day 2017 | Northside USA Footwear Giveaway | Mountain Matron

With only 12 days to reach Kids to Parks Day, May 20, 2017, we wanted to help you make some plans.



National Park Trust presents Kids to Parks Day, sponsored by Northside USA Footwear May 20, 2017, and we are proud to be a national ambassador for the second year. Th...

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Arizona TV Spotlights | Visit Arizona Without Leaving Your Living Room | Mountain Matron

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Arizona TV Spotlights | Visit Arizona Without Leaving Your Living Room | Mountain Matron


 



We are an outdoor focused website, and we love nothing more than to travel across the 48th state finding our treasured gems to share with our community, but when we hear the word Arizona in our few moments of T.V. our eyes and ears perk with excitement. The next time you&...

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Caution: Rattlesnakes in the Area. The Reality of Arizona Hiking and What to do 

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (7)

Caution: Rattlesnakes in the Area. The Reality of Arizona Hiking and What to do 



Rattlesnakes in the area is a common reality for anyone hiking or backpacking through Arizona, but most don’t consider while rattlesnakes are common and likely seen at some point while in the mountains, Arizona Rattlesnakes do not hunt humans. You should have higher conce...

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South Mountain of Phoenix, Arizona Offers a Little Something For Everyone | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

South Mountain of Phoenix, Arizona Offers a Little Something For Everyone | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron



South Mountain Park, located in Phoenix, Arizona isn’t your average city park, it’s a mountain. This mountain is 11 miles long encompassing nearly 17,000 acres. It’s considered the largest municipal park across the U.S., and we have l...

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Travel Has Changed Me I No Longer Recognize Myself | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (4)

Travel Has Changed Me I No Longer Recognize Myself | Mountain Matron


 


As a child growing up in one of the largest metropolitan cities in the country my family circumstances didn’t allow for travel, so I never looked at travel as something I was missing. I didn’t grow up planning vacations and the outdoors was simply a part of ...

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Exploring the Sinagua Culture Across the Desert of Arizona | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 19, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Exploring the Sinagua Culture Across the Desert of Arizona | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron


 

MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT, ARIZONA

Imagine a time when every single action, decision, strength and loyalty was the only way to allow your civilization to survive and thrive. For those who inhabited ancient dwellings 1,000 years ago, i...

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Top 4 Reasons to Visit Arizona - None of Which are the Grand Canyon | Explore Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Top 4 Reasons to Visit Arizona - None of Which are the Grand Canyon | Explore Arizona | Mountain Matron



Arizona is greatly admired for so many wonderful reasons, the Grand Canyon being top-ranked and without the rattlesnakes and tumbleweed of the Sonoran desert it would be alike to many other states, but the 48th, well, if you ask us is special and ...

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Never Stop Exploring | Prescott, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Never Stop Exploring | Prescott, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Watson Lake | Prescott, Arizona | 3101 Watson Lake Rd


 

Prescott, of Yavapai County, Arizona with an approximate population of 40,000 is settled in Old West history, with quite the boastful climate. Visitors from around the world stop to enjoy the quiet, pristine views and sensational scenery am...

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Hiking Havasupai in 2017 | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hiking Havasupai in 2017 | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron

  

 

 This year has brought several changes to your trip planning process for Havasupai, and we want to make sure you have all the details to make that trip a great one.

  

First and foremost: There is NO free day hiking. You must pay the entry fee and reserve a permit to ...

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NEW Colter Co. USA Stargazer Bandana and Cabin Fever Bandana Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

NEW Colter Co. USA Stargazer Bandana and Cabin Fever Bandana Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

 

Stargazer Bandana | 22”x22” 100% Cotton | Retail: $14

 

While carrying your glow in the dark Stargazer Bandana you’ll see the summer night sky in North America with an entirely new view. The 100% cotton bandana has endless uses...

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Arizona Businesses for the Outdoor Adventurer | Shop Local | Mountain Matron

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Arizona Businesses for the Outdoor Adventurer | Shop Local | Mountain Matron




On the heels of Small Business Saturday, a nationally recognized day to shop small businesses we want to share a few Arizona businesses specific to the outdoors. Our business owners are community members and they work hard to sup...

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Womens Sierra Ridge Stripe Pullover - White Sierra | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on December 3, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Women’s Sierra Ridge Stripe Pullover – White Sierra | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron



 Women’s Long Sleeve | Lightweight Pullover | Retail: $ 50


White Sierra of California, are committed to creating comfortable, quality outdoor apparel for men, women, and children at affordable pricing. They’re a fa...

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Ahnu Womens Montara Waterproof Hiking Boot | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Ahnu Women’s Montara Waterproof Hiking Boot | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron



Women’s Hiking Boot | Waterproof Boot | Retail: $165



Ahnu®, takes the thrill of trails over treadmills, amplifying multitasking performance footwear for our fast-paced lives. Ahnu® seamlessly strengthens the expe...

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Peralta Trail 102 to Fremont Saddle | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on November 19, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Peralta Trail #102 to Fremont Saddle | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron



Peralta Trail | Superstition Wilderness | Gold Canyon, Arizona


Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle - A scenic yet moderate trail nestled in the southwest end of the Superstition Wilderness. This popular weekend destination traverses a rugged up hill path through Peralta C...

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Therm-a-Rest® Z Lite Sol Sleeping Pad | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Therm-a-Rest® Z Lite Sol™ Sleeping Pad | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron



Sleeping Pad | Accordion-style Foam Sleeping Pad | Retail: $ 45.00



Therm-a-Rest® introduced comfort over 40 years ago and carry more than two-dozen various sleeping pads with optional design features, in addition to sleeping pads Therm-a...

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Wenzel Portico 8 Person Tent | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Wenzel Portico 8 Person Tent | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron


Family Tent | 8 Person Tent | Retail: $180


Wenzel of Boulder, Colorado, is celebrating 120 years of bringing families together in the outdoors. They pride their products on your memories. The 1887 brand was built so you could explore, and...

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Altra Womens Lone Peak 3.0 Mid | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Altra Women’s Lone Peak 3.0 Mid | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron


Women’s Hiking Boot | Retail: $160


The Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid is an inaugural midcut for Altra but the support, design and in-depth features like the Gator Trap, represent Altra’s assertive attention to industry detail. We rate the Altra W...

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Ethnotek Bags | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Ethnotek Bags | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron



Backpack | Travel Bag | Retail: $210


I met Ethnotek in Utah this summer and there's something about Ethnotek that really spoke aloud. Ethnotek bags as a brand have an excellent variety of backpacks, slings, messenger bags and totes. They've taken a balanced blend for commuters, students and travele...

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Butcher Jones Trail 463 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Butcher Jones Trail #463 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron



E. Butcher Jones Beach Rd. Mesa, AZ 85215


This trail starts to the east side of Butcher Jones Beach and follows the silhouette of Saguaro Lake. A stunning desert landscape surrounded with mountainous views.



• Level: Easy

&...

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Hieroglyphic Trail 101 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 15, 2016 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hieroglyphic Trail  #101 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron



 Hieroglyphic Trail | Superstition Wilderness | Gold Canyon, AZ


 

A perfect introduction to the Sonoran Desert with this trail tucked in the Superstition Wilderness offering seasonal waterfalls. Welcomes all skill levels as an easy to follow, little elevat...

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