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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

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

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Interns

Nick Smallwood

The more I experience Arizona, the more I realize how lucky I am to live in such an amazing place! From snowcapped-mountains to saguaro laden deserts, the serene beauty of Arizona never ceases to amaze me. Through my passions for photography and writing, as well as my thirst for adventure, I hope to take you along on an exciting new journey across this wonderful land

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See Intern Page for previous interns


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.

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Outdoor Adventures based on Offroad Exploration!

Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

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Disclaimer

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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Hiking Equipment

You've got two feet and some shoes, what else do you need to go hiking? Sometimes, that's all you need, but usually you need at least a few more things to explore Arizona by boot. Here's a list of basic equipment that you may need to go hiking. Remember that the best equipment you have is your brain, tell people where you're going, when you think you'll be back and don't do anything stupid.

Essential Items

- Your brain (be smart, don't do stupid stuff - this will get you out of most circumstances)
- A good pair of hiking boots / shoes
- Proper clothing (protection from the sun and warm as needed)
- A friend (especially on long hikes)
- Cell phone
- Water and extra food (energy bars)
- Sunscreen / insect repellant
- Personal ID and emergency bracelet (if needed)

Nice to Have

- FRS radio
- Maps of the area
- GPS (or compass if you're old school, but you need to make sure you know how to use it)
- Flashlight
- First aid kit
- Toilet paper and Ziplock baggies (leave no trace)

Oh, and make sure you know your limitations. Don't get in over your head. Don't take on trails that may be out of your league.

Whatever you do, have fun and be safe!

Hiking Trail Ratings

There's no better way to spend a day hiking in Arizona's wild beauty. Before you do, please check the trail rating of the trail you're taking and then the hiking trail rating guide to ensure you're up to the challenge. You don't want to ruin your adventure by taking on more than you're able. Click on the link below for the hiking trail rating guide.

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How to read Trail Ratings

What does 4 out of 5 stars mean? And what's the deal with the fear rating? Click on the link below to check out all there is to know about the Experience Arizona rating system.

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