An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Northern California. 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
Long Ridge San Mateo County High Point

Hiking Long Ridge – San Mateo County’s High Point

It’s been a while! My last adventure updates were in March 2022 from my New Mexico trip. Since then I’ve kept to mostly local adventures. They’ve been fun but not necessarily worth posting about. Good things in family and career have kept me from peakbagging lately. This unique opportunity to “summit” the high point of...

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Manzano Mountain

Manzano Peak Winter Hike, New Mexico

On my second day of my New Mexico trip I climbed Manzano Peak. This range looms over the Rio Grande valley much like the nearby Sandias but is rarely visited. Manzano Peak rises to 10,098′ and has 3,238′ of topographic prominence. It is the 14th most topographically prominent mountain in New Mexico. So it’s a...

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