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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.

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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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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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Sara Harelson

My name is Sara Harelson and I am senior at the University of Arizona majoring in journalism and minoring in natural resources. I was born in Carlsbad, California.  Although I grew up never too far from the water, I found myself falling in love with the desert after moving to Tucson.  Honestly I don’t know if I’ll be able to leave after I graduate.

There are few things I love more than music, literature, and the outdoors.  I’ve traveled the country attending different music festivals and concerts.  

Sometimes I feel like I was born with a book in my hand and never really stopped reading after that.  Every birthday my grandma sent me books as my gifts.  I grew up taking road trips from California to Arizona and can remember looking out the window and wondering what was out there.  It sparked my sense of adventure.

Coming from a family of journalists, I am incredibly passionate about writing.  Nothing makes me happier than crafting words for a story and seeing them come together on the page.  This same family is the one that has supported me in pursuing every one of my dreams.

I can’t wait to share my stories and take you on my adventure with me!

Sara's Adventures with Experience Arizona

On the (Rail) Road Again

All aboard! Punch your ticket and climb on board with intern Sara Harelson along the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale, Arizona. Enjoy the scenic views and maybe if you’re lucky, spot a bald eagle or two.

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The Best Musical Festival You’ve Never Heard Of

The Valley of the Sun turns into the Valley of Music when Lost Lake Music Festival comes to town. This first time festival draws a crowd and brings famous musical acts for festivalgoers. Join intern Sara Harelson as she attends the music festival, but you may want to cover your eyes because her dance moves are tough to watch.

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Make America Skate Again

Hurry up and see Lake Powell while it’s still there! Pretty soon tourists will be skateboarding instead of wakeboarding when the lake is drained to create the world’s largest skate park. Read intern Sara Harelson’s new satire story before the water’s all gone!

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Free Fallin'

Get strapped in and get ready to jump! Intern Sara Harelson is Free Fallin’ at Skydive Arizona. Do you have the courage to join her on her jump?

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Striking Gold in Bisbee

Spend a weekend with intern Sara Harelson in the historic mining town of Bisbee. Grab a beer, bring some old vinyl records, and pack your ghost hunting gear for an exciting trip!

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My lone float on Watson Lake

Follow along with intern Sara Harelson as she spends a beautiful morning at Watson Lake.  Read about her lone hike and float on this beautiful lake in Prescott, AZ.  It’s just her, the birds, and the dragon flies.

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