4WD Adventures
4wd Adventures

Mountain Biking Adventures

Biking Adventures

Hiking Adventures

Hiking Adventures

Quick Trip Reports
QTRs

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.


Outdoor Adventures based on Offroad Exploration!

Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

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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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On this page
Who is Matt Marine?
Matt's other Endeavors

New Adventures

4WD

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Mountain Biking

Click here for the latest Biking Adventure

Hiking

Click here for the latest Hiking Adventure

Experience Arizona Interns

On a semi-regular basis, I work with interns from the University of Arizona School of Journalism. I really enjoy working with them. They are full of energy and new ideas. I also love their fresh perspective when they share their outdoor experiences with me. Take a moment to read what some of our future travel/adventure writers have to offer. You'll be glad you did.

Amanda Oien (Summer, 2017)

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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Nick Smallwood (Spring, 2017)

The more I experience Arizona, the more I realize how lucky I am to live in such an amazing place! From snowcapped-mountains to saguaro laden deserts, the serene beauty of Arizona never ceases to amaze me. Through my passions for photography and writing, as well as my thirst for adventure, I hope to take you along on an exciting new journey across this wonderful land.

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Elisabeth Morales (Fall, 2016)

Although I’ve lived in Arizona my whole life, the cacti and mountains that surround me never gets old.  The desert and all of its unique beauty fascinates me and I can’t wait to tap into some of Arizona’s hidden gems and share my experiences!

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Tobey Schmidt (Spring, 2016)

Although I come from the flat lands of Indiana, I now call Arizona home where I love to rock climb, bike, backpack, paddle—and photograph it all. I can’t wait to share my adventures with the readers of Experience Arizona!

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Emily Huddleston (Summer, 2015)

Twenty years surrounded by dirt and cactus and I still can’t get enough of the Grand Canyon State. Aside from my passion for the outdoors, you can find me feverishly writing a story or with my nose in a book. Through my internship with Experience Arizona I hope to show you the many adventures that await. Bring on the sunshine!

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Shannon Higgins (Spring, 2015)

Hi there! My name is Shannon Higgins and I’m a junior at the University of Arizona studying English and Journalism. My ultimate dream is to travel the world and share those experiences with others, so I’m excited to explore Arizona and take advantage of all Mother Nature has to offer.

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Heidi Jaenicke (Fall, 2013)

As a Tucson native I feel that enjoying the outdoors and sunshine come naturally to me. Along with savoring the prevalent beauty of Arizona, cooking and writing are the other two major passions in my life. Throughout my internship at Experience Arizona I plan to explore many of the unique adventures, attractions and eats Arizona has to offer.

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Iain Gordon (Summer 2013)

I hail from sunny Phoenix, Arizona and I’ve been crawling, climbing, and paddling across the Grand Canyon State over a decade. I have a passion for the wild and a thirst for thrill and adrenaline. With Experience Arizona I aim to bring the adventure to the page and bring you information on the places you gotta see and things you gotta know.

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Rebecca Miller (Spring, 2013)

My name is Rebecca Miller, and I am a senior studying Photography at the University of Arizona. This semester I will be taking part in an internship with Experience Arizona which I am very excited about. I am positive that it will give me the opportunity to explore different areas in Arizona that I haven’t been to yet, as well as hopefully give the readers some new and interesting information that they will find useful in their adventures.

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