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Watson Lake of Prescott, Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (6)

Watson Lake of Prescott, Arizona | Hiking Arizona 


 

Watson Lake Park

A boatload {HaHa - not funny?} of fun for everyone of all ages.

*Fishing

*Camping

*BBQ grills

*Hiking

**Check the City Of Prescott website for more information on Lake activities.

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We Think Mesa, Arizona is the Master Adventure-Making City

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We Think Mesa, Arizona is the Master Adventure-Making City


I should be perfectly honest.  As a native to the great 48th state you will hear me say that to just about 
every city I visit but every time you hear it... I promise to back it up with some real information you can actually use
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Devil's Bridge From Chuck Wagon Trailhead | Sedona, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 Devil’s Bridge From Chuck Wagon Trailhead | Sedona, Arizona | Mountain Matron



Skip the dusty road full of 4x4 vehicles and most of the Devil's Bridge crowd with this trail.

Pay heed and exercise strong caution if you plan to stand on the bridge. That fall is more than 50ft! Once near the bridge you can determine the width is safe for crossing.

&...

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Lynx Lake Recreation Area | HIking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Lynx Lake Recreation Area | Hiking Arizona


This lake isn’t very large but that doesn’t stop the visitors from packing it all in. Lynx Lake receives more than 100,000 visitors each year and the views, trails, weather and staff undoubtedly, create the cause.


Lynx Lake sits at 5,500 feet elevation just outsid...

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Black Mountain Summit - Cave Creek, Arizona

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Black Mountain Summit- Cave Creek, Arizona




The 360° view at the final steps of the hike is reason enough to make the trip, but in complement you’ll also find a very unique trail surface along the way. This mountain although obviously named, discloses the clear clarification with spear shaped slate ...

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Getting Outside For A Day Of Play In Central Arizona

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Finding a place to make a day of play in Central Arizona.


Are you ready to get your children out for some great outdoor-adventuring in Central Arizona?

 You're probably not interested in meeting the entire city of Phoenix by hiking Camelback Mountain in the Phoenix preserve and maybe you don't want to elevate your heart rat...

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Roper Lake State Park, Safford, Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Roper Lake State Park, Safford, Arizona | Hiking Arizona




Our recent trip to Roper Lake State Park in Safford, Arizona was in March 2014. The weather was perfect and the park was splendid. The visitors were very friendly and the staff was incredibly patient and helpful. We stayed in a cabin offered in the Gila Loop Campground. The cabin loop is locat...

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Bound By Basics (Backpack Essentials For Day Hiking)

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Bound By Basics (Backpack Essentials For Day Hiking)


 

#1.  Backpack OR Hydration Pack

I prefer a hydration p...

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Dead Horse Ranch State Park | Cottonwood, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Dead Horse Ranch State Park | Hiking Arizona 



Using the online registering for our cabin rental was extremely quick and efficient and the website shows immediate available options. Once there we took full opportunity of the park's scenic views and incredible sounds that accompany the Verde River. With our visit in February the large...

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Vineyard Trail 131| Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (17)

Vineyard Trail #131| Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron



 

 A passage of the Arizona Trail giving you historic, nostalgic and remarkable landscape views of the Roosevelt Bridge, Roosevelt Lake, Roosevelt Dam, Camp O’Rourke, Vineyard Mountain, Four Peaks, Apache Lake and Alchesay Canyon, but not without a little wor...

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Tonto National Monument - Roosevelt, Arizona - Mountain Matron

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Tonto National Monument - Roosevelt, Arizona - Mountain Matron




Tonto National Monument

The Upper Cliff Dwelling can be viewed but only with a Ranger guided tour. Making reservations to see the Upper Cliff Dwelling before your visit is highly recommended. The visitor’s center is where you will find the path to ...

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Getting Your Child(#MiniTrailTraveler) Ready For The Trails

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

You want to get your 'mini' out hiking the trail but aren't sure where to start?


Here's a brief check-list and how we keep our kids(#MiniTrailTraveler) equipped on the trails.


I like to keep my kids' packs light and limited. By limited, I don't mean he...

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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park - Visit Arizona - Mountain Matron

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park - Visit Arizona - Mountain Matron




Description: Tonto Natural Bridge State Park is part of the Arizona State Park system and is located a few miles north of Payson, Arizona. The park is an astounding geologic wonder tucked back in the beautiful hidden hills of Arizona. The park's largest attribute is wit...

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, Arizona

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park, Superior, Arizona




Description: Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is a part of the Arizona State Park system and is located near Superior, Arizona. This vast outdoor plant and wildlife exhibition is the largest and oldest botanical garden of Arizona. Disp...

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Picacho Peak State Park | Picacho, Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Picacho Peak State Park | Picacho, Arizona | Hiking Arizona 




Description: Picacho Peak State Park is part of the Arizona State Parks system and located in Picacho, Arizona. This park offers a visitor center, a gift store, hiking, a playground, historical markers, 85-site campground, picnic ramadas, gr...

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Lost Dutchman State Park | Apache Junction, Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Lost Dutchman State Park | Apache Junction, Arizona | Hiking Arizona 



Description: The Lost Dutchman State Park is part of the Arizona State Parks system and is located 40 miles East of Phoenix, Arizona. This State Park offers hiking, camping, wildlife viewi...

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Kartchner Caverns State Park | Benson, Arizona | Hiking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Kartchner Caverns State Park | Benson, Arizona | Hiking Arizona 




Description:  Kartchner Caverns are part of the Arizona State Parks system and located in southern Arizona. Offering RV camping, hiking, interpretive exhibits, an indoor Discover Center, but best of all, guided tours through the captivatin...

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