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First-Aid Kit Checklist: 13 Must Have Items For Hiking And Backpacking | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (8)

First-Aid Kit Checklist: 13 Must Have Items For Hiking And Backpacking | Mountain Matron


If you are not a medical professional your first-aid kit should focus on the following


  • Stop Bleeding
  • Clean/Wrap Wounds
  • Treat Symptoms/Pain
  • Seek Medical Professional

Entering the wilderness prepared is essential to sa...

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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 (3)

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 (3)

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 (2)

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 (2)

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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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 (2)

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 (5)

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 (4)

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 (6)

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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