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

Top 10 Caves in US National Park (Western), Part 2

Onward with some more caving adventures! Hopefully you had a chance to check out my previous post on the Top 10 Caves in National Parks. I’m continuing with some more excellent caves and lava tubes in Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and of course, New Mexico! Ape River Cave, Mt Saint Helens #6 Ape Cave, Mt....

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Top 10 Caves in American National Parks (Western): Part 1

Lehman Caves, Great Basin National Park, Nevada In an effort to beat this current heat wave, it might be a good idea to take up some caving this summer! Caves almost always at a constant, cool temperature throughout the year- even in the summer! But beyond cooling off, caves are one of the most protected...

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Caving in Jewel Cave and Wind Cave

Day: 17-18 Miles: 3,500ish Locations: Wind Cave National Park and Jewel Cave National Monument, Black Hills, South Dakota Boxwork in Wind Cave This journey has finally taken me underground! My adventures have brought me to South Dakota and the famed Black Hills. Famed mostly to road-trippers and rock climbers! The Black Hills are somewhat of a...

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