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Hiking Havasupai in 2017 | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (9)

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 (2)

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 (2)

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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Camelback Mountain | Phoenix, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 20, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Camelback Mountain | Phoenix, Arizona | USA



Camelback Mountain of Phoenix, Arizona taunts hikers on a global scale. Operated by the City of Phoenix, parking is free, and the location is unbeatable. A summit celebration sitting at 2704ft, the tallest peak of the city, entitles visitors to an unforgettable 360° view.


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Boynton Canyon Trail - Boynton Vista - Sedona - Arizona - Mountain Matron

Posted on November 29, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Boynton Canyon Trail – Boynton Vista – Sedona – Arizona – Mountain Matron


Boynton Vista is one of four well-known Sedona vortex energy sites and can be reached from Boynton Canyon Trailhead. While we will leave the vortex energy experience to be interpreted by only you we can tell you there is definitely mystical magic bound in the beauty of...

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Airport Overlook - Airport Loop - Sedona - Arizona - Mountain Matron

Posted on November 28, 2015 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Airport Overlook – Airport Loop – Sedona - Arizona - Mountain Matron


Most often when seeking a summit, a city overview isn’t your first intention, but so many wonderful towns across the globe are tucked firmly beneath magnificent mountains, saddles and summits greatly accessible to the public. Sedona, Arizona is a perfect example of that. 

On...

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Saguaro National Park, Arizona USA - Mountain Matron

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Saguaro National Park, Arizona USA – Mountain Matron



Venomous lizards, giant cactus living hundreds of years and rock art dating prehistoric times, are a plenty in the Saguaro National Park. This massive area of Arizona, now considered Saguaro National Park inhabited by the natives for generations, dating back to the Hohokam.

The vast land has always bee...

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Hiking During Hunting Season: Ways To Stay Safe - Mountain Matron

Posted on November 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hiking During Hunting Season: Ways To Stay Safe - Mountain Matron

I have some really amazing adventurers on my Twitter feed and last night I stumbled on Missouri Howell (@MissouriHowell) co-hosting the Gear Me Out (#GearMeOut) chat with Ultimate Survival Technologies (@UST_Survival). This chat happens weekly, on Mondays at 8 p.m. eastern time.

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Gifting The Outdoors This 2015 Holiday Season

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Gifting The Outdoors This 2015 Holiday Season


As the holidays approach many of us {Outdoor Digital Journalists} are going to be putting out articles with the latest list of best or must have items for gift giving to those in your life that are bias about the outdoors, but I thought for us, this year, we’re going to do a little something different.

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Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino County, Arizona

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Coconino County, Arizona



Inhabited by the Sinagua culture 800 years ago, this astounding monument now preserved for your study offers genuine views of breathtaking geological cliff formations, canyon walls of limestone conjoining great ruins of historic times.


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Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part One: BackpackingGear

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (3)

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part One: Backpacking Gear


There is so much to tell of Hell Hike And Raft 2015 it’s difficult to know where to start the telling. I’ve decided I would start from the very beginning.

THE GEAR

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