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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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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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Never Stop Exploring | Prescott, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (5)

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 (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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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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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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Gilbert Ray Campground | Tucson, Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (5)

Gilbert Ray Campground | Tucson, Arizona 



A little unknown fact… Tucson, Arizona, is quite the unique town with significant history, indispensable outdoor adventure, and surrounded with backcountry trails for experienced backpackers. Tucson also holds key to winter snow skiing.

After hiking the trails of the Saguaro National Park...

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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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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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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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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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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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