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
North Schell Peak, Nevada

Hiking North Schell Peak, Nevada

On my second day of this gigantic road trip, I continued east on the Loneliest Road in America. After arriving at Ely, Nevada, I turned might sights towards North Schell Peak, a massive summit in eastern Nevada.  North Schell Peak Overview Arc Dome was a challenging but excellent start to this 17 day road trip....

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Arc Dome, Nevada

Hiking Arc Dome, Nevada

When it comes to the far flung and remote, few places match Central Nevada. It was a particularly difficult section to cross for those on the California Trail as well as the Pony Express. Except for a few asphalt and dirt highways, not much has changed since then. It’s a mythical frontier that draws solitude...

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Hiking Boundary Peak, Highpoint of Nevada

If there’s one thing that could be said about Nevada, it is a mountainous state! Even a visit to Las Vegas can’t shroud the looming desert peaks that surround the fabulous city. I love Las Vegas as much as anyone but what has always drawn me to the Silver State are is many mountains. I’ve...

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Autumn Hike of Ruby Dome, Mountains and Wilderness, Elko, Nevada

No doubt the highlight of the trip was going to be a trek through the Ruby Mountains in Nevada’s beautiful Northeast. The Ruby Mountains are not famous to anyone except for a few tele-skiers and photographers. Despite overlooking Elko and Spring Creek, the peak is remote and infrequently visited. Ruby Mountains  as viewed from the...

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Fire Wave, Valley of Fire, Nevada: Directions and Guide

Everything you need to know about getting to the elusive Fire Wave near Las Vegas, Nevada. A destination for hikers, photographers and desert-lovers. The famous Fire Wave of Nevada has intrigued and tormented me for quite some time. Its image appears on the covers of Nevada Tourism brochures and dozens of photography websites. While pictures...

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