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
Cox Peak New Mexico

Hiking Cox Peak, New Mexico

Cox Peak is an infrequently climbed mountain in extreme Southern New Mexico, just 9 miles from the international border I love it when I find a mountain that gets less than a dozen visitors a year. Cox Peak in New Mexico’s Doña Ana County is one of those peaks. Plainly visible from much of El...

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Glass Mountain California

Hiking Glass Mountain, California

Glass Mountain is an ancient volcano in far flung Eastern California. Rising  to an altitude of 11,128′ , its jet-black profile hides fields of obsidian and a few hiking trails to boot. My final summit on this three day ramble through the Eastern Sierra was Glass Mountain. This volcanic summit is part of the Long...

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Potato Peak and Bodie Peak, California

Hiking Bodie and Potato Peaks, California

Bodie State Historic Park is a famously picturesque ghost town in a profoundly isolated part of California. Nearby to this park lies two desert peaks which see far less visitors. On my recent ramble through the Eastern Sierras I finally made it to the Bodie Mountains and its most famous town of Bodie State Historic...

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