I’M QUINCY KOETZ

An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Chicago. When I first started this blog, I was an EMT living in Southern California and this blog has followed...

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 By Quincy Koetz

Winter Climbing on Wheeler Peak, Nevada

Guide to climbing Wheeler Peak in Nevada during the winter. An isolated summit in the Great Basin wilderness with a technically easy climb. Its not often that one can claim they are writing anything new on a mountaineering route but it seems that both literary and online information regarding winter climbing on Wheeler Peak are...

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Top 10 Caves in American National Parks (Western): Part 1

Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park, Nevada In an effort to beat this current heat wave, it might be a good idea to take up some caving this summer! Caves almost always at a constant, cool temperature throughout the year- even in the summer! But beyond cooling off, caves are one of the most protected...

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Epic Ascent of Panorama Point, Nebraska High Point

Day: 10 Miles: 1,900ish Location: Panorama Point, Nebraska elev. 5,424ft The tricky last 5.10d section of the ascent of Panorama Point Every climber has a couple of stories of climbs that simply went all wrong. I’ve had some good climbs and bad climbs, but this one takes the cake. Panorama Point is Nebraska’s high point....

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Wild and Rugged, 6 of America’s Least Crowded National Parks

“I grow very fond of this place, and it certainly has a desolate, grim beauty of its own, that has a curious fascination for me.” — Theodore Roosevelt, founder of the American National Parks System (originally written about North Dakota) Canyonlands National Park, Utah Tired of National Park traffic jams? Try these parks… ...

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