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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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Heidi Jaenicke

My name is Heidi Jaenicke and I’m a senior at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism preparing myself for a career in food writing. My original plan was to become a chef, but after graduating from culinary school I decided to continue my education and combine my culinary expertise with my passion for writing. Along with being a foodie, I adore traveling, being surrounded by nature, gardening, the arts and spending time with my friends and family.

In combination with having an adventurous palate I also have a bold athletic side to me. While I relish being active I really dislike the typical gym workout routine. Luckily for me I was born and raised in the Grand Canyon State; one of the most outdoor friendly environments. During my internship I plan on embarking on new explorations while spicing up the reader’s perspective on all Arizona has to offer.

Heidi's Adventures with Experience Arizona

No Bites, No Fish, No Problem (My Experience at Patagonia Lake)

Fall intern Heidi Jaenicke had a craving for a fresh fish dinner, so she headed down to Patagonia Lake to cast out her line and reel in her limit. Should be no problem. But she didn't count on running into a would-be cast from The Walking Dead, a dead trolling motor battery or an abundance of empty fishing line. Learn how she takes a day that had a recipe for disaster and turns it into a delicious Lemon Lime Tilapia that you'll want to try for yourself.

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Dehydrated Camping Food Review

Need a quick and tasty meal while out camping? Years ago, these two things were mutually exclusive, but today you've got a bunch of options that will satisfy both your palate and your need for easy preparation and cleanup.

Intern Heidi Jaenicke puts her mouth and stomach to the test as she tries five different kinds of dehydrated camping food. And it's not all fun and games. As she describes it, "Ever wondered what it’s like to chew on an egg flavored sponge?"

Also, don't be deceived by looks. Just because it looks like dog vomit doesn't mean it's not a tasty treat that will make your taste buds jump for joy.

Don't miss her review where she tells you what foods you'll want to pack and what you'll want to leave on the shelf.

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Sipping Down in Sonoita

Can grapes grown in the small southern Arizona town of Sonoita compare with those from the infamous Napa Valley? I decided to take a trip down to Sonoita and do a little wine tasting. I know, tough assignment, right? Join me as I find out if the saying, “Napa makes auto parts, Sonoita makes wine” holds any water …. or better yet, wine.

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