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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Maine Hike: Mt. Moxie in Somerset County, New England 50 Finest

Mt Moxie (different from Moxie Bald) is a prominent mountain in the Kennebec River highlands, nearby Route 201. It is one of New England’s 50 Finest Mountains and is an exquisite and obscure hike which is curiously left out of the Appalachian Trail.  Moxie Mountain rises prominently above the Heald Ponds. I recently spent about...

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