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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 (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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Arizona Businesses for the Outdoor Adventurer | Shop Local | Mountain Matron

Posted on December 6, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Arizona Businesses for the Outdoor Adventurer | Shop Local | Mountain Matron




On the heels of Small Business Saturday, a nationally recognized day to shop small businesses we want to share a few Arizona businesses specific to the outdoors. Our business owners are community members and they work hard to sup...

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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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Outdoor Retailer Summer 2016 | #UintasHike16 | Mountain Matron

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Outdoor Retailer Summer 2016 | #UintasHike16 | Mountain Matron


As I rapidly prepare to leave my home in Arizona to fly to Utah for the Outdoor Retailer summer market tradeshow 2016, I’m also preparing for a preshow backpacking trip through the High Uintas Wilderness. To say the countdown has begun would be a real understatement. The countdown’s buzzer is about to blow and I st...

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Travel to the Coastal Bay of L.A. | Visit California | Mountain Matron

Posted on June 13, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Travel to the Coastal Bay of L.A. | Visit California | Mountain Matron

U.S Military Coastal Defense Station Fort MacArthur Military Museum ~ Upper Reservation ~

San Pedro’s Angel’s Gate Park ~  Korean Friendship Bell



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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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4 FREE Ways To Learn More While You Travel And Explore | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

4 FREE Ways To Learn More While You Travel And Explore | Mountain Matron




#1.  Photography

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to be rewarded by photography. We use photography as a key route to learn about biodiversity as we travel. Snap a shot of that b...

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Havasupai Backpacking Gear | Backpacking Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Havasupai Backpacking Gear | Backpacking Arizona | Mountain Matron


  • Teton Sports Escape4300
  • ENO OneLink DoubleNest Sleep System
  • ALPS Mountaineering Packable Pillow
  • Teton Sports LEEF +20 Sleeping ...
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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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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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Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Four: Whitewater Rafting - Snake River

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Four: Whitewater Rafting - Snake River

 

River elevation is 1,480 feet. The canyon depth is 7,913 feet when measured from He Devil Mountain. The deepest river gorge in North America.  Wallowa-Whitman National Forest


After joining the Epic Social Adventure crew of 2015 for our trip to Idaho and spending...

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Hells Canyon ~ Idaho ~ Sterling Cabin ~ Snake River ~ Kirkwood Ranch

Posted on November 10, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hells Canyon ~ Idaho ~ Sterling Cabin ~ Snake River ~ Kirkwood Ranch

Latitude: 45.56779 Longitude: -116.497783 Elevation: 1230

 

The Sterling Cabin plaque reads as follows:

 

 

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Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Three: Backpacking - Seven Devils - Idaho

Posted on November 8, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (3)

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Three: Backpacking - Seven Devils - Idaho


 

Latitude 45.349311 Longitude 116.51235  Elevation : 7600 feet


The Hell Hike And Raft 2015 trip is a little difficult to put into words. The experience defied all expectations and was epic in the truest sense of the word. Trying to include it all, as one, would b...

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