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

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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Kayaking and Hiking Congaree National Park, South Carolina

Congaree National Park is a little gem near Colombia, South Carolina that is infrequently visited by anyone who isn’t a resident of the state. It contains one of the rarest environments in the United States- an old growth cypress swamp. The outdoor adventure opportunities are quite diverse even though it is one of the smaller...

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Kayaking Lake Champlain and Split Rock Mountain, New York

Lake Champlain is the “forgotten” Great Lake which also drains into the St Lawrence Seaway. It is somewhat of an up and coming destination for paddling although its remoteness from any major metropolitan areas other than Burlington and Montreal means that the lake remains relatively off the radar for most paddlers. The cliffs of Split.....

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