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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North Schell Peak, Nevada

Hiking North Schell Peak, Nevada

On my second day of this gigantic road trip, I continued east on the Loneliest Road in America. After arriving at Ely, Nevada, I turned might sights towards North Schell Peak, a massive summit in eastern Nevada.  North Schell Peak Overview Arc Dome was a challenging but excellent start to this 17 day road trip....

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Arc Dome, Nevada

Hiking Arc Dome, Nevada

When it comes to the far flung and remote, few places match Central Nevada. It was a particularly difficult section to cross for those on the California Trail as well as the Pony Express. Except for a few asphalt and dirt highways, not much has changed since then. It’s a mythical frontier that draws solitude...

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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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