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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Cloudcroft New Mexico

New Mexico Road Trip: Camping and Hiking in Cloudcroft

After seeing Carlsbad Caverns, I turned West and climbed the grade into one of the highest towns in the USA- Cloudcroft, New Mexico My First Memory? I’ve read before that your first memories can play a role in explaining personality. Not sure if I’ve ever really believed that but I can tell you that one...

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Bay Area Backyard Hikes: Hayward Shoreline Trails

Easy spot for hiking and birding on the shore of Hayward. There are several hundred parks, open spaces and protected lands in the Bay Area and nearly all of them are ripe for adventure. Though I love traveling around the country, I’ve found that there’s enough variability in environments around the San Francisco Bay that...

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Eight Takeaways We Learned from Wine Tours in Sonoma Valley

Beautiful view at Benziger Winery Being Californians, we always felt like our appreciation and understanding of wine was grossly limited. Sure, we know the general differences between varietals and a little bit about wine growing regions. However, when it comes to the finer art of wine tasting and appreciation, we felt like it was quite...

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