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Rozanne 'Mountain Matron' Cassone

 

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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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Teton Sports Altos +20F Ultralight Down Sleeping Bag | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Teton Sports Altos +20°F Ultralight Down Sleeping Bag | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

+20°F Sleeping Bag | Ultralight | MTN-DRY™ down | Retail: $160


Teton Sports of Utah offers great gear with incredibly competitive pricing and extensive design features. We have previously reviewed Teton Sports brand and currently use many of their pro...

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Wenzel Flux 50L Backpack | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 7, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Wenzel Flux 50L Backpack | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

 

50L backpack | Black/Grey | Retail: $69.95


 

Wenzel® has celebrated bringing people together in the outdoors for more than 100 years. Wenzel’s mission is to provide quality gear at an affordable price. They offer a...

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The Joey Travel Chair® | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Joey Travel Chair® | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Portable Camp Chair | Black | Retail: $79.99



Travel Chair® of Gig Harbor, Washington has designed portable chairs since 1984. The Joey, a new Travel Chair® edition was sent for field-test purposes to each team member of the Uintas Hike ’16 this summer and we’ve...

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OPINEL No. 8 Folding Knife | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

OPINEL No. 8 Folding Knife | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron


Carbon Blade - Beech Wood Handle |Folding Knife | Retail: $14



The Opinel No. 8 folding knife with carved Beech wood handle and 3.5” Carbon blade is one of a vast line of folding knives and kitchen tools manufactured by Opinel of France. Opinel, a family workshop...

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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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Kate's Real Food Bar | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Kate’s Real Food Bar | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Energy Bar | Organic Food Bar | Retail: $2.99



Kate’s Real Food of Wyoming, now offer five flavors of small batch organic food bars. Each bar packed with real food contributing to a balanced perfection of chewy, chocolaty, crunchy, sweet and salty o...

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Enerplex Jumpr Slate 5K-L | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on September 10, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Enerplex® Jumpr Slate 5K-L | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron


External Portable Power | Portable Battery Pack | Retail: $64.99



The slate gray and bright orange Enerplex® Jumpr Slate 5K-L, an ultra slim portable power bank, part of the Enerplex® Jumpr series designed to easily mobilize your devices while on the ...

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Mountain Matron | Merrell Women's Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot | Product Spotlight

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Mountain Matron | Merrell Women’s Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot | Product Spotlight

 

Women’s Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot | Bright Red | Retail: $140


The Merrell Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof hiking boot offers a lightweight boot with heavy-duty support. The lugs measure at 4mm and offer great grip in rock-filled terra...

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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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Mountain Matron | Power Practical PowerPot 5 | Product Spotlight

Posted on August 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Mountain Matron | Power Practical® PowerPot™ 5 | Product Spotlight

Cooking Pot | Backpacking Cookware | Retail: $69.99



The Power Practical® PowerPot™ 5 is innovative, multi-operational and for most, mind-blowing. The PowerPot™ 5; converts heat into power, a thermoelectric generator. At night or during clou...

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Mountain Matron | SoulCare By CCC | Personal Body Care| Product Spotlight

Posted on August 20, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Mountain Matron | SoulCare By CCC | Personal Body Care| Product Spotlight

Botanical Body Care | Organic Body Products | Retail: $10-$21


The soulful handmade body care remedy brand, SoulCare by CCC, founded and operated by Jessica Z., of Arizona as an organically and responsibly sourced, additionally beautifully packaged botanical body care c...

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Mountain Matron | Oxygen Plus | Product Spotlight

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (12)

Mountain Matron | Oxygen Plus | Product Spotlight


 Portable Oxygen | Canned Oxygen | Retail: $35.97- 3pack



Each Oxygen Plus canister contains 95% enriched oxygen promoting the ability to sustain energy, decrease stress, and improve mental clarity with a highly convenient, portable delivery. Oxygen Plus offered 6 outdoor ...

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Mountain Matron | CloudLine Merino Wool Sock | Product Spotlight

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Mountain Matron | CloudLine Merino Wool Sock | Product Spotlight

Merino Wool Sock | Women’s Hiking Sock | Retail: $14.99- $21.99


CloudLine Apparel partnered with a small group of 6 outdoor lifestyle influencers (we were one of them!) for a 3-day backpacking adventure through the Uintas Wilderness of Utah and asked the influenc...

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Mountain Matron | White Sierra® Tangier Mosaic Dress | Product Spotlight

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (2)

Mountain Matron | White Sierra® Tangier Mosaic Dress | Product Spotlight 

Women’s Dress | Color: Melon | Retail: $65.00



White Sierra® a 35-year-old family-owned company calling The Golden State home, is forging everyday outdoor clothing with creative style for everyday people. The White...

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CASIO PRO TREK PRG300 | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (2)

CASIO PRO TREK PRG300 | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Digital Watch | Solar Powered | Resin Band | Color: White | Retail: $250


Casio was gracious to send me the NEW Casio PRO TREK PRG300 to field test this summer. The function, and capabilities of the watch make it a sound fit for the outdoor adventurist. The brand has really put focus on ca...

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Mountain Matron | Mountain House® | Product Spotlight

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Mountain Matron | Mountain House® | Product Spotlight


Freeze Dried Food | Food for Backpackers | Retail: $3-$100


Mountain House® kindly sent several pouch options for the #UintasHike16 crew to taste test during our summer nights on the trails of Utah. I packed the freeze dried Granola with Milk and Blueberries, New Yor...

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LifeStraw® Go 2-Stage Filtration Water Bottle | Product Spotlight

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Mountain Matron | LifeStraw® Go 2-Stage Filtration Water Bottle | Product Spotlight

Reusable Water Bottle | Water Filtration | Retail: $49.95


LifeStraw® was generous enough to send the #UintasHike16 crew each a 2-stage filtration LifeStraw® Go for field test purposes. I  already carry the LifeStraw® Personal Water Filter (looks like a large...

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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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Luci Outdoor | Inflatable Solar Lamp by MPOWERD | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

Posted on July 7, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (3)

Luci® Outdoor | Inflatable Solar Lamp by MPOWERD™ | Product Spotlight | Mountain Matron

 

Inflatable | Lightweight | Solar Powered | Lantern | Retail $14.95



 

Luci® Outdoor by MPOWERD is a floating lantern that packs some real power hosting 10 ultra bright LEDs, three lighting modes, a charge indic...

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