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Backpacking to Havasu Falls February 2018: What to Bring, What to Wear, What to Pack

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Backpacking to Havasu Falls February 2018: What to Bring, What to Wear, What to Pack


Entry into Havasu Canyon requires direct permission from the Havasupai Indian Tribe. Permits are purchased through the Havasupai Tribal office annually at 8:00 AM. MST. on February 1, and are released for the entire year. Required permits will be sold out by 9:00 am MST.

Tribal Office: ( 928 ) 4...

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Stay Warm When the Temperatures are Low: What to Wear While Backpacking a Winter Without Snow - Womens Clothing [20F+] -- Mountain Matron

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Stay Warm When the Temperatures are Low: What to Wear While Backpacking a Winter Without Snow - Women’s Clothing [20°F+] -- Mountain Matron


High 50°F - Low 20°F


Backpacking into Havasu Canyon via Hualapai Hilltop in February; campfires are prohibited, intermittent wind is expected, chances of rain are predicted, and low evening...

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Ice Cave via Blue Ridge Cave Trail 608 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Ice Cave via Blue Ridge Cave Trail 608 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron


The “Ice Cave” a primitive three chamber lava tube serving an eternal flow of cold air (50°F/10°C), but shows no signs of actual ice. Approaching the Ice Cave via Blue Ridge Cave Trail enters the forest along fenced private property, including equestrian stables; crosses Porter Cree...

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Country Club Trail 632 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Country Club Trail 632 | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron


A relatively flat well-maintained, self guided trail through the dense pine, oak, and manzanita in Navajo County, Pinetop, Arizona. The 3.5 mile loop is well marked with White Mountain white diamonds providing an easy to follow multi-use trail. To add additional miles take the spur trail for Pat Mullen Scenic Vista, the Iron Horse or Ch...

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Willow Springs Lake | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Willow Springs Lake | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron



Willow Springs Lake; Coconino County, a cold water lake in northern Arizona, adjusted along the Mogollon Rim offering visitors fishing, hiking, boating experience with nearby camping; wrapped in the woodlands of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, 7,600ft elevation. Willow Springs Lake located directly off AZ-26...

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Show Low Bluff Trail | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Show Low Bluff Trail | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron



An easy, well marked 1.5 mile loop showcasing Show Low Creek of Navajo County. Follow the trail along the meadow to loop back through the pine forest. From the parking lot the first ¼ mile is paved leading you along an interpretive walkway, over a foot bridge, and into the forest. This trail is directly off the hi...

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Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail 615 | Mountain Matron

Posted on December 16, 2017 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail #615 | Mountain Matron



The Mogollon Rim is a prehistoric, geological fault line running southeast through the northern portion of Arizona into the proximity of New Mexico. The fault line extends roughly 200 miles, dividing the Colorado Plateau and the Desert Canyon. This transition zone presents a unique, inherent demonstration of various tr...

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Apache Trail Scenic Drive - Arizona State Route 88 - Mountain Matron

Posted on December 10, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (1)

 Apache Trail Scenic Drive - Arizona State Route 88 - Mountain Matron

     [ Apache Lake - Apache Trail - Arizona ]


AZ88, Apache Trail, the historic stagecoach route (some parts are unpaved) through the Superstition Mountains of Arizona is a memorable and largely scenic one. Set aside a day and explore the route of the Apache Tribe, and modern day...

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Horseshoe Bend | Mountain Matron

Posted on November 26, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Horseshoe Bend | Mountain Matron



Horseshoe Bend is a radical 270° curve carved by the Colorado River 1,000ft below the walls of Glen Canyon. The iconic, scenic, and boisterous views of Horseshoe Bend are a must-see if visiting the area. The parking it free, no permit required, and no reservations need to be made. Simply stop as you’re passing by.

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Antelope Canyon X | Taadidiin Tours | Page, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on November 24, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Antelope Canyon X | Taadidiin Tours | Page, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Navajo Nation ~ Page, Arizona ~ USA



Experience northern Arizona below ground immersed in the sandstone of Canyon X, part of the many Antelope slot canyons gathered along the private land of the Navajo. Canyon entry is only permitted by guide of the Navajo Nation and to experien...

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Long Beach, California, USA | JetBlue Long Beach Marathon | Mountain Matron

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Long Beach, California, USA | JetBlue Long Beach Marathon | Mountain Matron

The gun goes off and the runners begin their long awaited journey towards the finish line.

 

On October 8, 2017 the registered runners of the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon line up ready to take on the much anticipated day of events, PR setting, and first-time finishers. The crowd naviga...

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Stop demoralizing, criticizing and romanticizing the Havasupai Tribe: Supai Village, Arizona - Mountain Matron

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (3)

Stop demoralizing, criticizing and romanticizing the Havasupai Tribe: Supai Village, Arizona - Mountain Matron



The smallest Native American tribe in Arizona with slightly more than 600 members sits in the ranks for the poorest education in the country, sustaining constant criticism and scrutiny while assembled center of the most romanticized natural formation in the United Stat...

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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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Here's what the Rio Grande, Continental Divide Elevation 4,585 feet, Interstate 10, and New Mexico really have in common - Mountain Matron

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Here’s what the Rio Grande, Continental Divide - Elevation 4,585, Interstate 10, and New Mexico really have in common - Mountain Matron


The Rio Grande flows through three U.S states eventually creating a border between Texas and four states of Mexico in an astounding length of 1,900 miles. Those statistics rank it among the top 5 longest rivers in North America. The Rio Grande starts in ...

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The Tri-State Road of the Southwest: The Drive on I-15 N from Nevada to Arizona to Utah will blow your mind.

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Tri-State Road of the Southwest: The Drive on I-15 N from Nevada to Arizona to Utah will blow your mind.


 

It’s often the backroads, dirt roads, and deserted desert trails that I seek, but recently I had the opportunity to see the highways that get us across country, in an entirely different way. Below you can take a moment to see the incredible view between the Tri-State ...

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Home Below Hell's Canyon | A Closer Look at the Book by Grace Jordan | Mountain Matron

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Home Below Hell’s Canyon | A Closer Look at the Book by Grace Jordan | Mountain Matron

Copyright © 1954 by Grace Jordan (April 16, 1892 – September 20, 1985)


Have you ever taken the history, recognition, and experience of your own explorations and examine the depth through someone else’s word? Explorers and Adventurers since ancient era have t...

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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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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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