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
State Toast

Raleigh Trip: Craft Breweries

Nothing works up a powerful thirst like five days of hiking. Thankfully, Raleigh has a lot to offer to wet your whistle! Here’s a super fun fact I learned on my recent trip to Raleigh: North Carolina is the only state with a (legislated) State Toast! Its a four stanza poem that has been the...

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Mountains to Sea Trail, Raleigh

Discovering Local Hikes near Raleigh, North Carolina

I was most fortunate to spend a long weekend kicking off the summer with a number of hikes in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina holds a special place in my heart. I spent 4 years of my childhood in the Charlotte region then returned for a road trip 15 years later. Frequently compared to our...

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Mountain Dupont State Forest and Brevard, North Carolina

Once again I find myself “stumbling” upon a completely well-known place. Brevard is probably one of the most talked about mountain biking destination in the Southeast but somehow I didn’t know this. I’m glad I was able to ride these trails The Trails of Brevard are frequently compared to Slickrock in Utah Day: 20 Miles:...

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