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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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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Bitterroot Range Montana

Hiking Trapper Peak, Bitterroot Mountains, Montana

After taking a day to paddle the Salmon River in Idaho, I turned my sights north to the infamous Bitterroot Mountains where I naturally wanted to climb the high point of the range. If you only knew how long I’ve been trying to get up to the Bitterroot Mountains! This famously majestic mountain range defines...

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Craters of the Moon 2

Hiking and Sightseeing at Craters of the Moon National Monument

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve captures the title of most unique destination in Idaho. In the otherwise pancake flat agricultural region of the Snake River Plain, massive volcanic features create a magnificent contrast. “Looks like Hawaii!” is what I heard from almost every kid I encountered while visiting Craters of...

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