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
Auburn State Recreation Area Hiking

Best Hikes near Roseville, California

Until recently, I never really thought of Roseville as a hiking destination. Years of going back and forth between the Sacramento region and the Bay Area illuminated some of the lovely hikes in the region. Most folks in the area prefer hikes in Tahoe and the Sierras to anything local, but I’ve found several hikes...

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Greys Peak Nevada

Greys Peak Nevada Hike/Climb in the East Humboldt Wilderness

Greys Peak, Nevada is a prominent summit of the East Humboldt Range in the northern part of the state. It’s not a major peakbagging destination but its extreme relief catches everyone’s eye driving West on I-80. Greys Peak caught my attention because I needed something to do between climbing Ibapah Peak and Pilot Peak. This...

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Pilot Peak

Pilot Peak, Nevada Hike/Climb

After climbing Ibapah Peak, south of West Wendover, I turned my sites North to Pilot Peak, Nevada. This mountain looms over the Great Salt Desert and is impossible to miss if traveling westward from Salt Lake City. Its profile appears nearly conical from a distance and its topographic prominence is impressive at 5,726′. Pilot Peak...

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