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

Hiking Slide Mountain via Burroughs Trail, New York

Slide Mountain is the famous high point of the Catskills Mountains of upstate New York. While not quite as high as the Adirondacks, Slide Mountain does support an alpine environment and two nice viewpoints.  Slide Mountain’s lovely alpine summit Day: 4 Miles: 495 I suppose I am a bit of a weanie for hiking...

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Hiking Mt Marcy, High Peaks Region, Adirondacks

After being completely hosed on a Great Range Traverse attempt last year (and getting 3 feet of snow over Memorial Day), I was ready to try and tackle Mt Marcy again. On this September day, the conditions were completely favorable and the hike was magnificent. The Great Range in all of its majesty with Giant...

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Kayaking Lake Champlain and Split Rock Mountain, New York

Lake Champlain is the “forgotten” Great Lake which also drains into the St Lawrence Seaway. It is somewhat of an up and coming destination for paddling although its remoteness from any major metropolitan areas other than Burlington and Montreal means that the lake remains relatively off the radar for most paddlers. The cliffs of Split.....

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