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Biking Adventures

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Quick Trip Reports

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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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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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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New Adventures


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Mountain Biking

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Photos of Experience Arizona vehicles, friends and other cool things.

Best Photo Galleries

I've created some quick photo galleries of a few of my best adventures and most beautiful places. These are more about the scenery, photography and images capturing the adventure than describing it. Enjoy!

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Pictures from the Past

I've been going through some of my old pictures from past adventures and scanning them. A few of them really show how much has changed over the years.

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Matt's Current Vehicle

2010 Jeep Rubicon

Currently I have a 2010 Red Jeep Rubicon. I absolutely LOVE it. Here's my review of my Rubicon.

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Matt's Previous Rigs

2003 Toyota Tacoma

I really liked my 2003 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab. It was a good, reliable vehicle and it was a capable four-wheeler. It had tons of room for the kids, their stuff and the dogs. It pulled the tent trailer fairly well and I even slept in the bed a few times. The only reason I sold it was to buy the Rubicon. A complete review on the Tacoma is coming soon. See the gallery for a few pictures of the Tacoma four-wheeling.

1994 Nissan Pathfinder

After the Exploder below, I wanted a better 4WD vehicle. What I REALLY wanted was the Tacoma, but I couldn't afford one yet, so I settled for a used Pathfinder. I wasn't that impressed. It did OK four-wheeling, but once again it wasn't as reliable as I thought it should be.

1992 Ford Explorer

This was a comfortable SUV, that towed my tent trailer easily. That's about all the good I've got to say for this. I called it my "Exploder" since pieces always seemed to be breaking. The tranny went bad at 46K, then every month or so, it was something else. It couldn't 4WD worth a darn (what was I thinking)? But it had room for the kids.

1994 Jeep Comanche

This was my first 4WD vehicle after I sold my CJ. I also really liked this truck. The 4.0 engine was quick and powerful. It wasn't as good a four-wheeler as my CJ, but it had A/C, power everything and was so smooth to drive. Still, it didn't have room for kids, so it was sold for the Explorer above.

1977 Jeep CJ5

I LOVED my CJ5! I bought it in 1983. It came with 35" Groundhawgs and a 1.5" shackle lift. It only had a 3 speed (manual) transmission, drum brakes, no power steering, no power brakes, no A/C. It was brutal to drive. But fun, fun, fun. It was reliable and never, ever left me stranded. I went a lot of places in that Jeep. I owned it for 13 years, then had a family and it wasn't a great vehicle for small kids. It was a sad day when I sold it. I saw it again (out at Box Canyon), it was still going! What a great vehicle.

Click here for a gallery of pictures of my old Jeep