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

Searching for Crested Saguaros, the Desert’s Four-Leaf Clover

Yes, its a thing. Have you ever traveled somewhere and discovered a strikingly bizarre local tradition that you later embraced? I suppose that’s the best way I could describe the search for crested Saguaros. Saguaro Cacti forever bear the image of deserts around the world even though they only occur in a narrow range ...

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Hiking Chircahua National Monument, Heart of Rocks Loop

Arizona’s answer to Utah’s Bryce Canyon Frequently talked about, seldom visited- that’s the best impression I had prior to visiting Chiricahua National Park. Pictures of precariously balanced rocks frequently gloss publications on Arizona hikes though the park sees less than 50,000 visitors in a year. Despite having a very similar...

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Hiking Mt Chiricahua, Arizona

Rising well over a vertical mile above the surrounding valleys, the Chiricahua Mountains are a beacon of hiking and wilderness in Southeastern Arizona. Hiking the summit is just one of many adventure Though imposing in its profile, the hike up Mt Chiricahua makes it more of a gentle giant. It is fairly even in height...

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Hiking Mt Miller, Arizona

Just a few miles north of the international boundary in Southeastern Arizona is the surprisingly tall peak of Mt Miller. Rising well above the appropriately named town of Sierra Vista, it is a great all day hike. Near 9,000′ and the turnoff for the summit Miller Peak is a rarely hiked gem in southwestern Arizona...

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Hiking Mt Lemmon via Marshall Gulch Trail

Mt Lemmon is the most prominent feature of the Tuscon-area and is one of the region’s finest examples of a Sky Island. Both the drive and the hikes are worth the visit From near the summit of Mt Lemmon After spending a more relaxing long weekend in Sedona, Arizona, I was ready to hit the...

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