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

The Bigelow Range: Most Scenic Miles on the Appalachian Trail

The Bigelows are the second most famous mountain range in Maine after the Katahdin group. The mountains rise like a razor from Carrabassett Valley and Flagstaff Lake and create an imposing, but beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail. Three summits make the New England 100 Highest List and several others are worth hiking. The crest...

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Winter Hike of Cannon Mountain and Northeast Cannonball

Winter Hiking on Cannon Mountain Cannon Mountain is certainly one of the more beautiful summits in New Hampshire and the Northeast. Its dramatic rise over Franconia Notch, the previous site of “The Old Man of the Mountain” and the outstanding climbing opportunities on Cannon Cliff have earned its name into the natural and human history....

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Winter Hike of the Tripyramids: New Hampshire 4,000 Footers

The Tripyramids are a famous bunch of 4kers in New Hampshire with more than one epic route for ascents. After having hiked the Tripyramids from both the South Slide and the North Slide, I decided to come back to hike the comparatively gentle Pine Bend Brook Trail.  The summit of North Tripyramid, looking towards the Presidentials A.....

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