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

Trip Report of a Spring Ascent of Mt Elbert, Colorado

Day: 7 Miles: 1,394 Location: Mt. Elbert, 14,440ft, Colorado (Highest Point in the Rockies and Colorado) The insanely rugged summit of Mt Elbert! My goodness, the Rockies are a whole new ballgame for me. Three years ago when I bought my mountaineering boots, the biggest decision point the salesman asked me was “Well, do you...

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Hiking Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Day: 5 Miles: 1,033 Location: Mesa Verde National Park, Southwestern Colorado The largest ancient Puebloan settlement ever unearthed After a most pleasant night spent in the San Juan Mountains, I drove off to Mesa Verde National Park. This is a very unique National Park because it is the only one that preserves man-made wonders as...

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