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
Craters of the Moon 2

Hiking and Sightseeing at Craters of the Moon National Monument

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve captures the title of most unique destination in Idaho. In the otherwise pancake flat agricultural region of the Snake River Plain, massive volcanic features create a magnificent contrast. “Looks like Hawaii!” is what I heard from almost every kid I encountered while visiting Craters of...

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City of Rocks National Preserve Idaho

Hiking and Sightseeing at City of Rocks Preserve, Idaho

My first return to Idaho in 7 years began with a trip through the imaginative and unique City of Rocks Preserve. Though known for rock climbing, a few informal hiking trails lead to some fantastic vistas. Idaho was on my short list of states that I’ve visited but barely explored. Part of the impetus for...

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Tent Rocks NM

Hiking Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

After exploring Pueblo National Monument, I set my sights for the elusive Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Nothing inspires curiosity and imagination like a hike at Tent Rocks National Monument. I heard about this place from some online list of “best hidden gems” in the Southwest (or something like that). Anyways, I was finally...

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New Mexico Road Trip: Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns is New Mexico’s only National Park and was a great first stop on a grand road trip of New MexicoSo it began! I rented a car in El Paso and I was off to see everything I could in New Mexico in about 8 days. If you’re familiar with New Mexico, you would know...

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