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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Category: Bay Area Hikes

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 By Quincy Koetz
Tank Hill Park

Bay Area Nifty Ninety Peaks

I cover a lot of obscure mountains and hikes on this website. Often I hike a mountain because it lands on an equally unknown peakbagging list, such as the Bay Area Nifty Ninety Peaks. Peakbagging is a relentless though highly questionable pursuit of tagging summits in a systematic way. Though heavily ridiculed by “serious climbers”,...

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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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