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
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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Mt Jefferson, Nevada

Hiking Mt Jefferson, Nevada

Nevada’s Mount Jefferson is one of the most significant summits of the Great Basin and, for that matter, all of Nevada. This strikingly prominent summit dominates the hinterlands of Nye County. Mt Jefferson is therefore rarely climbed except by dedicated and tenacious peakbaggers. Thankfully, its not too difficult of a hike. However, its not ...

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