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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Category: Arizona Adventures

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 By Quincy Koetz

Hiking Monument Valley, Arizona

Day: 3 Miles: 710 Location: Monument Valley Tribal Park, Arizona West Mitten, East Mitten, and Merrick Butte, posing for the camera Today’s destination was the famous Monument Valley Tribal Park which is a part of the Navajo Nation. This is the largest Native American Reservation in the country and it spans three states: Colorado, Utah...

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Climbing Humphreys Peak, Flagstaff Arizona

“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” ~Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire Desert Perspectives Phoenix has forever ruined the image of Arizona. Not that I have anything against, Phoenix, I am a much bigger...

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The Grand Canyon Grand Backpacking Trip

First time seeing the Grand Canyon You might not expect it, but before this last weekend, I had never been to the Grand Canyon before. I’ve seen a lot  of the country, but somehow managed to never make it down to this part of Arizona. So, for my birthday, I decided to go backpacking with...

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