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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.

Feature Adventures
Want to try something different? These stories showcase a wide varitey of unique adventures that allow you to experience them first hand!

Outdoor Adventures based on Offroad Exploration!

Arizona N2O - The Lighter Side of Experience Arizona

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Do you know your Aizona trails? Figure out where I am in Arizona and win some cool stuff!

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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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Where in Arizona am I? January, 2014

January 26, 2015: We have a winner! Steve W. correctly guessed the Florence Lead Mine, which he visited by going to the Ripsey Hill 4WD adventure (click here for info on the trip). Congrat's Steve. not only do you win a signed copy of Kokopelli Harvest, but you got to explore an interesting place!

Can you guess where in Arizona I am? Be the first to guess my location correctly and you win a signed copy of, Kokopelli Harvest. See photo(s) below to take a guess at where in Arizona I am.

Good luck!

Anyone can play, but you need to be an Experience Arizona subscriber to win. Not a subscriber? It's free and easy. Click here to become a subscriber. Plus, subscribers get extra hints.

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Kokopelli Harvest

While my first book, Devil's Moon, is a mystery, Kokopelli Harvest is a thriller. Think Clive Cussler (old school) or James Rollins.

Here's the back cover:

The rainforests of Central America: Decades of research by pharmaceutical companies result in a drug capable of preventing many of the world’s deadliest diseases. What if it fell into the wrong hands?

Southern Arizona desert: Mexican illegal immigrants are disappearing – hundreds vanishing without a trace. When US Immigration Agent Jason Holt rescues a group of terrified immigrants from a ruthless human trafficker, he is unknowingly thrust into a chilling plot of biological terrorism. His only lead is Maria Escobar, a beautiful Mexican government agent conducting her own covert investigation. As decaying bodies begin to accumulate in the blistering Arizona desert, Holt and Maria find themselves in a race to prevent a madman from fulfilling his apocalyptic vision. If they fail, it means humanity’s extinction.

Advanced Acclaim for Kokopelli Harvest

James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Black Order, says, "Matt Marine's KOKOPELLI HARVEST is ripped straight from the headlines, touching upon issues of illegal immigration and human trafficking.  But at its heart, this debut is a taut and hell-bent adventure story.  A blend of Michael Crichton's scientific terror and Tom Clancy's political intrigue, Matt Marine pulls off a thriller for the new age!"

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Devil's Moon

Did you know that I have my first mystery, Devil's Moon, for sale? Click here to read about it (and buy it if you wish).

Acclaim For Devil's Moon

James C. Mitchell, Shamus Award-nominated author of the forthcoming OUR LADY OF THE NORTH, says "Matt Marine has written a terrific thriller. A sexual psychopath draws a troubled FBI agent into a series of murders. The search for truth brings the agent horrifyingly close to his own worst nightmare… and it will keep readers on edge right up to the finish. Memorable characters and skillful plotting in some of Arizona's most intriguing settings."

J Carson Black, Author of The Shop, says Devil's Moon is "Fast-paced yet beautifully evocative, DEVIL'S MOON is a thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end."