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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Desert bighorn Lambs

Desert Bighorn Sheep Hike at Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Fortunate timing gave us an up close and personal encounter with Desert Bighorn Sheep This has been a particularly fortuitous spring for me with seeing wildlife spectacles. Between witnessing the fly-out of 5,000 snow geese at Bosque del Apache and seeing my first bighorn sheep in the wild in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, its...

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Sierra Buttes

Hiking Tamarack Lakes Trails, California

A mid-spring hike in the Tamarack Lakes region might as well be a winter hike anywhere else. Snowy trails lead to abundant solitude A Blank Spot on the Map If you drew a line between Lake Tahoe and Mt Lassen, about halfway between is Plumas and Sierra Counties. With a combined population of less than...

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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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