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
West Ridge Crazy Peak

Climbing Crazy Peak, Montana

The literal and metaphorical pinnacle of my adventures up North was a climb of Crazy Peak in Montana. This isolated alpine summit rarely sees visitors and was an outstanding climb. Crazy Peak is a lonely summit that intrigues travelers as they head across Interstate 90 through Montana. Rising abruptly from the pastures and rangelands dominating...

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Bitterroot Range Montana

Hiking Trapper Peak, Bitterroot Mountains, Montana

After taking a day to paddle the Salmon River in Idaho, I turned my sights north to the infamous Bitterroot Mountains where I naturally wanted to climb the high point of the range. If you only knew how long I’ve been trying to get up to the Bitterroot Mountains! This famously majestic mountain range defines...

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Exploring and Hiking Yellowstone in the Spring II

Day: 14 Miles: 3,004 Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Strange colors I’ve been on the road for two weeks officially! Two weeks ago I was setting off from Southern California and driving through the desert. Now I’m sitting here in Jackson, Wyoming enjoying a well needed beer right downtown! Its been a heck of a...

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