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

Hiking Glacial Park, McHenry County, Illinois

Chicagoland offers an abundance of hiking opportunities that are often missed by those seeking out the more traveled paths of the Lakeshore Trails and city parks. Glacial Park Nature Preserve is one of those gems. View from the pair of camel hump hills which were sculpted by glaciers It’s been a little over a year since I’ve.....

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Stand-up Paddleboarding the Galena River, Illinios

Galena is quickly becoming our home away from home in Chicago. We recently traveled back for another glorious weekend which included a nice balance of leisure and outdoors. This trip we did a paddle with Fever River Outfitters and I had my first experience with Stand-Up Paddleboarding Stand-Up Paddleboarding the Galena River With our first...

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Kayaking Downtown on the Chicago River

With my own kayak, making trips up and down the Chicago River is pretty easy. I store my kayak with Kayak Chicago and essentially have access to the river during all daytime hours. Its a nice way to blow off some steam after work.  Kayaking the Chicago River Kayaking the Chicago river is a delightful novelty....

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