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
Portola Valley Trails

Bay Area Backyard: Hiking Portola Valley Trails

Tucked away in a remarkably equestrian area of Silicon Valley lies the Coal Mine Ridge of the Portola Valley Trail system. Managed by the town, these trails offer respite for those of us living and hustling up and down the Peninsula. Portola Valley Trails: It’s impossible for me to live in a place like the...

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Therapist IPA

Upcoming 2018 California Craft Beer Festival

In what is sure to become a yearly pilgrimage, my wife can’t wait for our trip to the 2018 California Craft Beer Festival in Sacramento. We went for the first time last year and filled up on legendary favorites from 21st Amendment, Stone, Russian River Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada along with a fair share...

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El Corte de Madera Creek Redwoods

El Corte de Madera Creek: Bay Area Backyard Hikes

El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space quickly became one of my favorites here in the Bay Area. This is a large park with near continuous swaths of redwood wilderness which I love to hike and run. Life in the Peninsula is costly but its not without perks! In the past several months, I’ve been...

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Bay Area Backyard Hikes: Hayward Shoreline Trails

Easy spot for hiking and birding on the shore of Hayward. There are several hundred parks, open spaces and protected lands in the Bay Area and nearly all of them are ripe for adventure. Though I love traveling around the country, I’ve found that there’s enough variability in environments around the San Francisco Bay that...

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