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Lee Vining, California: What Seems To Be The Middle Of Nowhere Is Right In The Middle Of Everywhere

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Lee Vining, California: What Seems To Be The Middle Of Nowhere Is Right In The Middle Of Everywhere


Lee Vining is somewhere on U.S. Route 395 in California between Bishop, the middle of nowhere, and Yosemite National Park; it also happens to make the perfect basecamp for an extended visit during spring, summer, or fall. The Murphey’s Motel specifically, had me for a week. Warm rooms, free Wi-Fi, lo...

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Stop demoralizing, criticizing and romanticizing the Havasupai Tribe: Supai Village, Arizona - Mountain Matron

Posted on November 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (3)

Stop demoralizing, criticizing and romanticizing the Havasupai Tribe: Supai Village, Arizona - Mountain Matron



The smallest Native American tribe in Arizona with slightly more than 600 members sits in the ranks for the poorest education in the country, sustaining constant criticism and scrutiny while assembled center of the most romanticized natural formation in the United Stat...

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Here's what the Rio Grande, Continental Divide Elevation 4,585 feet, Interstate 10, and New Mexico really have in common - Mountain Matron

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (3)

Here’s what the Rio Grande, Continental Divide - Elevation 4,585, Interstate 10, and New Mexico really have in common - Mountain Matron


The Rio Grande flows through three U.S states eventually creating a border between Texas and four states of Mexico in an astounding length of 1,900 miles. Those statistics rank it among the top 5 longest rivers in North America. The Rio Grande starts in ...

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The Tri-State Road of the Southwest: The Drive on I-15 N from Nevada to Arizona to Utah will blow your mind.

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (2)

The Tri-State Road of the Southwest: The Drive on I-15 N from Nevada to Arizona to Utah will blow your mind.


 

It’s often the backroads, dirt roads, and deserted desert trails that I seek, but recently I had the opportunity to see the highways that get us across country, in an entirely different way. Below you can take a moment to see the incredible view between the Tri-State ...

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Home Below Hell's Canyon | A Closer Look at the Book by Grace Jordan | Mountain Matron

Posted on August 7, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Home Below Hell’s Canyon | A Closer Look at the Book by Grace Jordan | Mountain Matron

Copyright © 1954 by Grace Jordan (April 16, 1892 – September 20, 1985)


Have you ever taken the history, recognition, and experience of your own explorations and examine the depth through someone else’s word? Explorers and Adventurers since ancient era have t...

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4 Ways To Enjoy National Park Trust Kids To Parks Day 2017 | Northside USA Footwear Giveaway | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (11)

4 Ways To Enjoy National Park Trust Kids To Parks Day 2017 | Northside USA Footwear Giveaway | Mountain Matron

With only 12 days to reach Kids to Parks Day, May 20, 2017, we wanted to help you make some plans.



National Park Trust presents Kids to Parks Day, sponsored by Northside USA Footwear May 20, 2017, and we are proud to be a national ambassador for the second year. Th...

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Arizona TV Spotlights | Visit Arizona Without Leaving Your Living Room | Mountain Matron

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Arizona TV Spotlights | Visit Arizona Without Leaving Your Living Room | Mountain Matron


 



We are an outdoor focused website, and we love nothing more than to travel across the 48th state finding our treasured gems to share with our community, but when we hear the word Arizona in our few moments of T.V. our eyes and ears perk with excitement. The next time you&...

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Travel Has Changed Me I No Longer Recognize Myself | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (4)

Travel Has Changed Me I No Longer Recognize Myself | Mountain Matron


 


As a child growing up in one of the largest metropolitan cities in the country my family circumstances didn’t allow for travel, so I never looked at travel as something I was missing. I didn’t grow up planning vacations and the outdoors was simply a part of ...

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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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Mountain Matron - Connecting Our Globe One Hand At A Time

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

Mountain Matron - Connecting Our Globe One Hand At A Time


After walking shoulder-to-shoulder in the isles with the hardworking, inspirational, spirited determination of our industry during the week of Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, Utah this summer 2016, I was illuminated with the need to do more. Do more with our free standing brands, d...

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#UintasHike16 | High Uintas Wilderness, Utah | Mountain Matron

Posted on August 9, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

#UintasHike16 | High Uintas Wilderness, Utah | Mountain Matron

 

It’s been just a couple days after returning home from my 7 day Utah trip, which included the Summer Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow as well as #UintasHike16. Seven days...

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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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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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6 Family-Favorite Park Activities | Mountain Matron

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

6 Family-Favorite Park Activities | Mountain Matron

 

As we are just days from the 6th annual Kids to Parks Day we are reminded how significant parks have been in our lifetime. Whether it was our neighborhood park, or the vacation to our National Park each an ingredient for cultivating this love of the outdoors.

 

We are asking families ac...

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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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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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Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Two: The Crew

Posted on September 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hell Hike And Raft 2015 Part Two: The Crew




Something you have to first understand is this crew was not composed of hiking partners. It was not formulated of familiar friends. The crew was emerged from the powers of Social Media. Well, um… kinda.

Each member of our Hell Hike And Raft 2015 crew carries ...

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