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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Portola Valley Trails

Bay Area Backyard: Hiking Portola Valley Trails

Tucked away in a remarkably equestrian area of Silicon Valley lies the Coal Mine Ridge of the Portola Valley Trail system. Managed by the town, these trails offer respite for those of us living and hustling up and down the Peninsula. Portola Valley Trails: It’s impossible for me to live in a place like the...

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Therapist IPA

Upcoming 2018 California Craft Beer Festival

In what is sure to become a yearly pilgrimage, my wife can’t wait for our trip to the 2018 California Craft Beer Festival in Sacramento. We went for the first time last year and filled up on legendary favorites from 21st Amendment, Stone, Russian River Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada along with a fair share...

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Liberty Lake Ruby Mountains Nevada

Lamoille Canyon Hike, Nevada

My final adventure of my 17 day road trip through the Northwest was hiking Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. Though extremely picturesque, the canyon remains unspoiled due to its remoteness. After climbing Utah’s State highpoint, I officially turned my sights towards home. Its a long drive from Salt Lake City to San...

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Kings Peak Utah

Backpacking Kings Peak, Utah State High Point

Kings Peak is the highest mountain of Utah and the 7th tallest state high-point of all 50. Its considered difficult due to its remoteness, altitude and need for backpacking but a fantastic foray into the High Unita Wilderness. King Peak; King of the Unitas After spending a few days poking around Yellowstone and the Tetons,...

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West Ridge Crazy Peak

Climbing Crazy Peak, Montana

The literal and metaphorical pinnacle of my adventures up North was a climb of Crazy Peak in Montana. This isolated alpine summit rarely sees visitors and was an outstanding climb. Crazy Peak is a lonely summit that intrigues travelers as they head across Interstate 90 through Montana. Rising abruptly from the pastures and rangelands dominating...

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