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
Greys Peak Nevada

Greys Peak Nevada Hike/Climb in the East Humboldt Wilderness

Greys Peak, Nevada is a prominent summit of the East Humboldt Range in the northern part of the state. It’s not a major peakbagging destination but its extreme relief catches everyone’s eye driving West on I-80. Greys Peak caught my attention because I needed something to do between climbing Ibapah Peak and Pilot Peak. This...

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Pilot Peak

Pilot Peak, Nevada Hike/Climb

After climbing Ibapah Peak, south of West Wendover, I turned my sites North to Pilot Peak, Nevada. This mountain looms over the Great Salt Desert and is impossible to miss if traveling westward from Salt Lake City. Its profile appears nearly conical from a distance and its topographic prominence is impressive at 5,726′. Pilot Peak...

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Round Top Mountain, California

Round Top Hike/Climb near Lake Tahoe

After hiking nearby Thunder Mountain, I had at least half a day left of light so I went on bagging peaks. Round Top is a prominent, long extinct volcano in the far flung wilderness between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. Thankfully, access is pretty easy off the Carson Pass Highway/CA-88. Although a short hike...

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