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

Mount Wrightson Winter Hike of Old Baldy Trail

As I began working my way back West from New Mexico, I spent some time in Southern Arizona. Like Las Cruces, the city of Tucson is literally surrounded by mountains. For a long time I believed Mount Lemmon was the highest in the region. However that honor belongs to the Santa Rita’s Mount Wrightson. At...

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Organ Needle Hike/Climb, Las Crucas, New Mexico

Southern New Mexico’s Las Cruces is quickly becoming one of my favorite outdoorsy towns. It has none of the notoriety (or crowds) that other “adventure towns” have in the Southwest. Yet, its surrounded by mountain ranges and very close to several national park units. Of the many mountains nearby, Organ Needle is the highest and...

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