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

Best Outdoor Adventures in Bend, Oregon Part I

Bend, Oregon has become an outdoor adventure mecca for hikers, skiers, snowboarders, mountain bikers, climbers, backpackers and even spelunkers. It is a perfect, cheap location for a week or weekend outdoor getaway. (Right: Cascade Highway and the Three Sisters. Left: Mirror Pond, the center of Bend) Located in Central Oregon, Bend has become has b...

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Mt Hood Trip Report, Hogsback Route

“Late fall ascent of Mt Hood, climbing and conditions report” Crater Rock, Mt Hood Well, I bagged Mt Hood again! I’m sure there’s some other late season climbers looking to snag Hood before the Winter snows begin. The Cascades have actually had an incredible snow season which has been delightful for climbers and skiers alike...

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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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