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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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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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Shannon Higgins

I grew up in Pinetop, Arizona, where I was never too far away from an adventurous mountain trail I could run or a lake to fish. I think it’s my hometown that has given me such a love for the outdoors. Since moving to Tucson for college, I have really grown to appreciate all the different types of scenery and terrain in Arizona. There’s nothing I like more than researching a new trail to hike on the weekend and get away from the hustle and bustle of college life.

Aside from exploring the outdoors, I also enjoy music and running. I spend hours upon hours discovering new artists on Spotify and seeing if they’ll be touring in a city close to me. I’ve also played the violin since fourth grade and guitar since high school. When I’m not playing or listening to music, I’ll probably be out training for an upcoming half marathon. I got injured the last time I was in training and am hoping that doesn’t happen this time around!

I’m looking forward to being able to grow as a writer, adventurer, and a person through interning with Experience Arizona. Through my work, I hope you’ll feel as though you are there with my on my adventures!

Shannon's Adventures with Experience Arizona

Sabino Canyon Opens Thai Restaurant as Main Attraction

In order to create a safety net from possible budget cuts parks are facing, Sabino Canyon decided to open a Thai restaurant to lure more visitors down to the falls. The opening day saw over 100,000 visitors and more than 7,000 accidents from the high volume of people.

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Spring Breaking and Making Memories in Antelope Canyon

Page, Arizona might not be every college student’s destination for spring break, but this year it was mine. Ditching the beach to spend time with my family exploring Antelope Canyon seemed like a risky decision. Page wasn’t much to see and I questioned if a seaside view would have been more enjoyable than what I signed up for. Did Antelope Canyon outshine a typical spring break with salty air and a warm beach?

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A Boot Kickin’ Good Time

After an exciting day at the Tucson rodeo, people headed over to the Coor’s Barn Yard Dance to celebrate the rodeo’s 90th anniversary. Live music, line dancing, and food created a lively and energizing atmosphere for people of all ages to enjoy. Here’s a short video capturing the entertaining celebration.

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Preserving Kartchner Caverns State Park

Kartchner Caverns State Park is the largest living cave in Arizona. With such a remarkable place open to the public, I wanted to discover how they are able to preserve this underground world from deterioration. 

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Bridal Wreath Falls

It’s easy to overlook the Rincon Mountains and not give a second thought to what could be hidden in them. I decided to take advantage of this natural beauty and discover what it has to offer, which led me to hike Bridal Wreath Falls. This moderate day hike led me back through the mountains to a cool grotto with water streaming off the cliffs. 

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