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I'm excited to announce my new book, The Kachina Accord, has been published. This is the second book in the Jason Holt series. Click here for more details.






Who are the Experience Arizona Adventurers?

Matt Marine

Matt Marine is an Arizona resident who loves exploring Arizona's wonderful outdoor adventures. To find out more about Matt, click the link below.

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Cat-Dog

Cat-Dog is my faithful trail companion. Her real name is Cammie. Why do I call her Cat-Dog?

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Interns

Amanda Oien

My name is Amanda Oien and I am a senior at the University of Arizona, studying Journalism and Government and Public Policy. I am a desert child, through and through. I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and have never found myself wanting to leave.

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See Intern Page for previous interns


It's a Jeep Thing
Jeep people are awesome, but we do have our idiosyncrasies. Join me as we look at the humorous side of owning and loving Jeeps.

Feature Adventures
Want to try something different? These stories showcase a wide varitey of unique adventures that allow you to experience them first hand!



Portrait Photography
A collection of photo galleries showcasing my portrait photography - typically portraits with a slight twist.

My first book. It's a mystery called Devil's Moon and has already received outstanding reviews. Set in Sedona, Devil's Moon offers anyone who enjoys a good mystery (or who just loves Arizona) a great read.

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I'm excited to announce my new book, Kokopelli Harvest, has been published. Click here for more details.


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Disclaimer

Read the Experience Arizona Disclaimer before attempting any of our adventures. Check with local authorities (FS, BLM, etc.) before heading out on any adventures for updates road conditions, closures, etc.

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Road Closures

Trails and roads listed within this site may be closed at any time by the Forest Service, private property owners or other governmental agencies. It is your responsibility to verify state of trail prior to attempting to run it.

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New Adventures

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Interesting AZ Topics

This page is dedicated to topics I find interesting, fun and/or useful. It's not meant to be a forum for discussion (you should join Offroad Passport for that), only to give you some quick information and where to go look for more. Enjoy!

Eye Contact with Mountain Lions

June 8, 2013

When confronted by a mountain lion, you should wave your arms and make loud noises. But what if that doesn't work? What if the mountain lion keeps coming at you? Click here to find out what one hiker did in this situation. And you can join the discussion on this subject at Offroad Passport.

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Stomper

June 8, 2013

When confronted by a mountain lion, you should wave your arms and make loud noises. But what if that doesn't work? What if the mountain lion keeps coming at you? Click here to find out what one hiker did in this situation. And you can join the discussion on this subject at Offroad Passport.

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Be careful on bike paths (and ATV trails)

May 14, 2013

It looks like someone is putting tacks on Tucson bike lanes near the access to Mt. Lemmon. This story reminded me of a time when a friend was injured when someone dug a hole in an ATV trail, then covered it in plywood and threw on some dirt. The ATV crashed into the hole. She was lucky to be only slightly injured. Be careful out there. People do stupid things. I wonder if the ones doing this have thought if someone died they would be brought up on murder charges? Join the discussion on Offroad Passport.

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May not want to fill up with E15 gas

January 2, 2013

New E15 gas (which is 15% Ethanol) may damage your engine and void your warranty. Join the discussion on Offroad Passport.

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Google Street View on Hiking Trails in the Grand Canyon

October 25, 2012

Google Maps and their Street View capability has expanded beyond just going down streets. They have developed a backpack version and are beginning to use it on popular hiking trails and other outdoor activities. They are starting with the hiking trails in the Grand Canyon. Take a look at the discussion on Offroad Passport.

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Black Canyon Greyhound Park

August 13, 2012

Ever wonder what that abandoned building just off the first exit to Black Canyon City when heading southbound on the I-17 is? Great pictures, information and discussion at the Offroad Passport Forum.

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SPOT Rescue in the Wind River Mountain Range

August 2, 2012

A couple was rescued in the wilderness using the SPOT GPS messenger device. Since I do a lot of exploring on my own, I just bought a SPOT for myself. So far, it's worked well, though I haven't really flexed it's muscles yet. I will let you know what I think about it with a review shortly. If you want to read more about the rescue and SPOT, see the link below.

Click on the here to join the discussion on the Offroad Passport Forum

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Man Finds Stash of AK-47s

July 7, 2012

Man finds a stash of AK-47s while hiking near Madera Canyon.

More at Arizona Central

Discussion at Offroad Passport

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Coleman Insta-tent

July 3, 2012

I'm thinking about getting a new tent. Mine is about 10 years old and has a few holes in it. This tent looks awesome, especially if you're camping by yourself. Setting up my current 6 person tent by myself takes about 20-30 minutes.

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What's in your emergency bag when you go offroading?

June 30, 2012

What do you carry for emergencies when you go offroading? Or mountain biking and hiking?. Don't be caught unprepared. Find out what others are carrying and why.

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Arizona Plane Wrecks

June 30, 2012

This is a very cool website by a couple of Arizona wreck finders. You can find information anywhere from how to get to some historical crash sites to what to look for and how to find other crash sites. Great information and nice photos for anyone interested in aviation, history or exploring.

Arizona Wrecks Website

Here's another Arizona website that may be of interest:

Aircraft Archeology

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