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Lake Hollywood Park, Los Angeles, California - Mountain Matron

Posted on October 28, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Lake Hollywood Park, Los Angeles, California - Mountain Matron


 

Have a picnic, walk the dog, take the kids to the park or simply sit in your own silence, but this article lets you do it all while getting a real life close up of the globally recognized Hollywood sign.


 

Situated more than 1,000ft. above the city on Mount Lee in the Santa Monica Mo...

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10 Facts About the Saguaro Cactus | Explore Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on July 23, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

10 Facts About the Saguaro Cactus | Explore Arizona | Mountain Matron



1. The Saguaro only grow in the Sonoran Desert


2. The Saguaro flowers won’t bloom before 35 years of age


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Road Trip Through Southern Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Road Trip Through Southern Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron


During the summer months it’s always best to get to higher elevation to find relief from the triple digit heat in Arizona, but with the fires blazing through many areas of Tucson during July 2017, Mt. Lemmon wasn’t an option. If you live in Arizona then you won’t necessarily stay indoors rather ...

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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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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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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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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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Canyon Vista Campground | Flagstaff Arizona | Coconino National Forest

Posted on September 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Canyon Vista Campground | Flagstaff Arizona | Coconino National Forest


Car Camping | Hosted Campground | Forest Campground Fee $18



Canyon Vista Campground comes complete with vault toilets, fire rings with a built-in grill, drinking water and a fee. With only 11 sites, the best outdoor climbing Flagstaff has to offer, and access ...

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Surviving Summer Heat | Summer Hiking Safety | Mountain Matron

Posted on June 11, 2016 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Surviving Summer Heat | Summer Hiking Safety | Mountain Matron


Summer temperatures are on the rise and as an Arizona native I can certainly tell you there are a few tricks to safely surviving the triple digit heat of our summer. Listed below are our most successful tips and tricks for a safe and unforgettable summer outdoors. 


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Picketpost Mountain | Arizona Trail | Superior, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Picketpost Mountain | Arizona Trail | Superior, Arizona | Mountain Matron


 

Tonto National Forest | Arizona Trail Passage 18 | Picketpost Mountain


 

This prominent peak just outside the Town of Superior is a rather short climb in theory, but can be a difficult climb in reality. This climb especially shouldnR...

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Hiking Havasupai | Havasupai Falls | Supai Village | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 Hiking Havasupai | Havasupai Falls| Supai Village | Mountain Matron


Havasu Falls is one of the most identifiable U.S locations I can think of. Rushing turquoise blue waters, 100ft. waterfalls, and astonishing canyon formations, it’s no wonder why. If you find yourself wanting to backpack the Havasu Canyon we are here to help. Backpacking to Havasu Falls is an ...

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5 Toughest Climbs of Arizona | Mountain Matron | Hiking Arizona

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (10)

5 Toughest Climbs of Arizona | Mountain Matron | Hiking Arizona



If you’re an avid day hiker here in Arizona, or you generally hangout on the summits of the Superstition Wilderness, I guarantee these are the challenging day hikes you’ve already talked about. How many have you completed?

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Coon Bluff Campground | Mesa, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on March 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Coon Bluff Campground | Mesa, Arizona 


 Coon Bluff Road, Mesa AZ (Google Map Link Below)


 

Coon Bluff Campground carries an emphasis on day-use. Overnight camping is only permitted seasonally (check website link below). Coon Bluff Campground holds a drop-in point for kayaking or SUP activity along the Salt River. Coon Bl...

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Papago Park | Phoenix, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Papago Park | Phoenix, Arizona


Approaching the “Hole in the Rock”

 

625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | 6 a.m. to 7 p.m


Papago Park of Phoenix, Arizona, is a beautiful 1,200acre Sonoran desert park, consisting of valiant landscapes, historic markings a...

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum | Tucson, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum | Tucson, Arizona 


2021 N. Kinney Rd. Tucson, AZ. 85743


This museum is largely unlike any museum you’ll ever visit. The experience begins outdoors, encompassing 98 acres of the Sonoran Desert, igniting conservation and research within every acre. Uniquely nestled in shouting distance of the Saguaro National Park li...

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