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

Remembering Nevada’s Mighty Shoe Tree

“While cultural anthropologists trumpet the aggregated populist statement of the gum tree or the gob rock, we believe Shoe Trees soar to greater heights.” -RoadsideAmerica.com I know that there are a lot other tragedies happening in the world right now, but it did strike me that Nevada’s famous shoe tree was cut down by vandals...

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Outdoor Adventures in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada

The night before I left Las Vegas I walked out in the desert to look at the moon.  There was a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of signs ten stories high.  ~Norman Mailer This past week I...

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The Loneliest Highway in America: Highway 50

‘There are no points of interest. We don’t recommend it.’ The 287-mile stretch of U.S. 50 running from Ely to Fernley, Nev., passes nine towns, two abandoned mining camps, a few gas pumps and the occasional coyote. ‘We warn all motorists not to drive there,’ says the AAA rep, ‘unless they’re confident of their survival...

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