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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Rose Peak

Rose Peak Hike, Ohlone/Sunol Regional Wilderness

Rose Peak (3,817 feet) is the highest mountain of the East Bay Regional Parks system and the highest legally accessible point in Alameda County. Although not tall by California standards, it is one of the tallest mountains in the Bay Area and high enough to receive dustings of snow several times a year. Given Rose...

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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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