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

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Sara Harelson

I’m Sara! I’m 21, a senior in college, and a journalism major.  I love to read, write, travel, and listen to music.  I’m always on to my next adventure.


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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!

Outdoor Adventures based on Offroad Exploration!

Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

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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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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.

The rich culture that surrounds Tucson is unlike any other – the arts, diversity of ethnicities, beautiful landscapes, eccentric nearby towns and the close proximity to Mexico has created a place easy to love.

From a young age, I have always been exploring Arizona. My family and I often took day trips to Tombstone, Bisbee, Tubac and Summerhaven to get away from the summer heat. Nearly every winter, we traveled to Prescott and Flagstaff. Southern Arizona is mostly comprised of textbook-style desert filled with snakes, critters, cactus and mesquite trees; but if you travel four hours north, you are greeted with towering pines, ski resorts, lakes and crisp, cool air.

I have also developed a passion for border reporting. For nearly six months, I spent every Monday in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, reporting and have since traveled to the U.S./Canadian border and Mexico City to report and study on foreign press and economic insecurities of border towns. What I love most about journalism is the ability to give a voice to the voiceless and tell the stories of people, inviting others into their lives. Through storytelling, I believe we can create positive change and promote a more mindful, aware and knowledgeable world.              

During my time at Experience Arizona, I hope to improve my feature writing and multimedia skills. I look forward to sharing my adventures and finding even more reasons to love Arizona while incorporating my passion for border reporting.

Amanda's Adventures with Experience Arizona

Falling for an Adrenaline Rush: Indoor Skydiving

Sweaty palms, a flight suit and a wind tunnel mean only one thing: Indoor Skydiving. But was intern Amanda blown away? Find out in her final story with Experience Arizona!

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The Bisbee Fly Swatting Contest of 1912

In August of 1912, Bisbee, Arizona fought the spread of disease with the Bisbee Fly Swatting Contest. Now, 105 years later, the flies still remain.

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Slide Rock: Arizona’s Natural Waterslide

Follow along with intern Amanda Oien as she ditches the plastic slides and burning concrete of the water parks this summer and hits Arizona's natural waterslide, Slide Rock State Park in Sedona.

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Mysterious 100-year-old Death Leaves one Family Member Looking for Answers

Was it murder? Was it suicide? KK Proctor researches her great-grandfather's death within her family's rich Arizona history.

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Conquering the Depths of the Salt River

The lower Salt River attracts thousands of people to go tubing down the river. But will the Arizona heat and the sometimes-unforgiving rapids play nice? Intern Amanda Oien finds out.

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23 Miles of Mexican Food

Tucson is making its mark north of the border with the best "23 Miles of Mexican Food" in the nation. But is it worth the hype?

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