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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Rock Climbing Jockey Cap, Fryeburg Maine

Perfect climbing destination in Western Maine! An alternative to the crowded routes on Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledge Western Wall of Jockey Cap, Maine When I first moved to Maine I thought that there were two or three outdoor rock climbing destinations and that was it. The big names in Northeastern climbing- Whitehorse Ledge, Cathedral Ledge,...

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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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