I’m Quincy, 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 me throughout my graduate education in Maine and starting my career in Chicago. I’ve been blogging since 2010 and recorded most of my adventures in hopes of inspiring or guiding others.
I haven’t always been an outdoorsman. I have no stories about my first backpacking trip when I was 3 or how I learned to fly fish before I could walk. In fact, I was more into video games than anything until I got to high school.
I started getting more involved in the Boy Scouts of America which is perhaps the best organization for young men in this country. My first job ended up being with the Scouts as a guide on Catalina Island. I can’t imagine a better way for a high-schooler to spend a summer than leading all kinds of trips across a rugged island off the coast of California. This is really where my taste for adventure began. Throughout my undergraduate program in southern California the trips kept getting better and better until I was routinely going on 1000+ mile road trips.
When I’m not on the road, ocean or trail, I enjoy working in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, addiction medicine and family practice across Chicago’s South Side. Invariably, getting outside is as much a part of my own treatment in staying healthy, physically and mentally.