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

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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.


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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!

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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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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Tobey Schmidt

My name is Tobey Schmidt, and I’m a sophomore at the University of Arizona with a passion for journalism, photography, and environmental studies. I’ve lived in Washington, Illinois and California, though Indiana is where I spent the last ten years of my life before I came to Arizona for college. I began rock climbing last year and I really don’t think I’ll ever stop. There’s no feeling of accomplishment like it.

I want to be outside about 99% of my life. I work for Outdoor Adventures at the campus rec center, where my coworkers and I  lead trips to surf, backpack, mountain bike, cross-country ski and more. I hope to make a career out of my love for the outdoors, photography and writing. My dream job is to work for the National Geographic Travel or Adventure magazines.

Through my writing and photos I hope to inspire others to get outside and enjoy the world as I do. I want people to have similar positive experiences that I’ve had while exploring the great southwest.

Tobey's Adventures with Experience Arizona

San Xavier Mission Photo Gallery

The San Xavier Mission is the oldest intact European structure still standing in Arizona. It has a rich history and beautiful presence. Tobey went out one afternoon/evening capture that beauty with her camera. Here are some of the awesome photos she took of the mission.

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Can ziplines be both Exciting and Cozy?

If you've been looking to check out the longest zipline in southern Arizona--1,500 feet long--then good news because Tobey has already done it and she has some good feedback. Check out what Tobey has to say about Arizona Zipline Adventures.

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Making Backcountry Pizza

Tobey prides herself in being a good cook both at home and in the backcountry. For some, the latter can be a little difficult. In this article, she gives you step by step instructions and tips on how to create the perfect personal pizzas in the backcountry... Yum!

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Kayaking Along Lake Powell Photo Gallery

During her spring break, Tobey and some friends went Kayaking along the beautiful shores of Lake Powell. Here's some photos from her trip that do a wonderful job at showing the scenic beauty of Lake Powell. Take a look, you'll be glad you did.

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Canoeing Along the Colorado River

Want to see a glimpse of what it's like to canoe 35 miles down the Colorado River through the Chocolate Mountains? Check out Tobey's video of her paddling adventure!

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Photo Gallery - Climbing Cochise

Here's a gallery of outstanding photographs from Tobey's recent rock climbing adventure near the Cochise Stronghold. Take a look - it may be enough to get you past your vertigo and climb to the top of the nearest mountain!

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A Ranch With More Than One Purpose

For Tobey, who became a vegetarian for environmental reasons, visiting a cattle ranch was quite the learning experience. Check out her day spent herding cattle and tagging calves on the Santa Fe Ranch in Nogales, Arizona.

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Rock Climbing at Cochise Stronghold

Rock climbing can be one of the most physically and mentally challenging sports. When I went to climb at Cochise Stronghold in southern Arizona, I faced every rock climber's first big challenge. 

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