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
Mt Charleston Wilderness Winter

Winter Climbing at Mt Charleston and Lee Peak, Nevada

I’m on another great road trip of the American Southwest! This is perhaps my 6th or 7th 1000+ mile road trip into a region that continuously inspires me. My first stop on this trip was the Spring Mountains which abut Las Vegas but are a world away. I attempted to climb Mt Charleston, the nearly...

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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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