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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

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

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Interns

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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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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Drive In, Trash Out! (DITO)

We all come across other people's trash when we're out enjoying the outdoors - discarded beer cans, broken bottles, tossed out coffee cups, crumpled water bottles and dirty diapers. It's just sad. 99% of us care about the environment and do what we can to preserve it. The other 1% not only use the outdoors as their personal trash bin, but make the rest of us look bad.

There are many programs out there trying to help with changing people's view on the enviornment like Tread Lightly. Although I think these programs are great and are having wonderful long-term effects, I also think we also need to something more immediate.

I've teamed up with Offroad Passport for a program we're calling DITO: Drive In, Trash Out!

As responsible offroaders (or whatever outdoor activity we are currently participating in) we always pack out what we pack in. And many of us do more than that. We also pick up other people's trash, taking out more than we took in.

This is what DITO is all about. An action orientated program to help improve the environment now. I believe there is power with numbers. Many people taking small, incremental steps can significantly help improve the environment.

For my part, I have started to bring a trashbag for this purpose with me every place I go. When I stop, I try to pick up just a little bit of the litter in the area. The big, trash clean up parties that we sponsor are great and this isn't meant to take their place (though hopefully in time, we can minimize these). If each one of us do a small piece, I believe we can make a huge difference.

This isn't just about offroading. Inconsiderate people infiltrate all aspects of the outdoors. There's trash on hiking and mountain biking trails, camping spots, in parks, historical markers, along rivers and lakes and in our picnic areas. Do what you can to make every place in Arizona (or wherever you are) more beautiful.

In a effort to promote DITO and make this program a little more exciting, we are offering the DITO photo contest.

DITO Photo Contest

One way to promote DITO is through our DITO Photo Contest. In April, my partners over at Offroad Passport will be setting up a quarterly photo contest where you can post pictures of yourself cleaning up trails, campsites, etc.

It's so EASY. Pick up TRASH. Take a PICTURE. SUBMIT picture. Win BIG.

I recommend that you post as many pictures as you can, even if you don't submit them for the contest. We need to promote that we are not trashing the environment, but helping to maintain it.

Facebook page

You can visit the DITO Facebook page to get up-to-date information, news and events.

2014 DITO Grand Prize

The list of items for the grand prize is growing as we obtain more sponsors. Currently, the winner of the year's photo contest will receive

DITO Photo Contest Rules
DITO Sponsors

The following individuals, organizations and companies support DITO and have contributed to the program:


Trasharoo
. Dave Druck has kindly offered to donate a Trasharoo for the grand prize winner!

The fine people at ExtremeTerrain have donated a $50 gift card for the grand prize winner. Need an upgrade for your Wrangler, here's $50 off!

We are now over $100 of stuff you get just for taking pictures of you picking up other people's trash (which we hope you do anyway) and winning the grand prize. We hope to have more sponsors soon!

Chutes and Spines

Why am I trying on women's pink and black bike clothes? And what does that have to do with making our trails cleaner? Read the "Chutes and Spines" story to find out.

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Personal DITO Gallery

Here are some personal pictures I've taken while DITO-ing. I've found some really strange stuff out there.

   

Links

DITO at Offroad Passport

DITO Facebook Page

Trasharoo

 

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