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
Wheeler Peak Summit

Winter Hike of Wheeler Peak, New Mexico

My greatest adventure of my New Mexico trip was hiking the highpoint in the winter. Though an unusually dry winter made for a fairly straightforward hike, the challenge and accomplishment were excellent. A long journey’s summit Perhaps the biggest reason I did a grand road trip through New Mexico was to hike its high point,...

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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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Snow Geese Fly Out New Mexico

Birding at Bosque del Apache Reserve

I came back down from the mountains and stumbled upon a a birding experience at Bosque del Apache; often labeled as the best in the country! WOW! I took the image above within 10 minutes of entering the refuge. I couldn’t believe I nearly missed this place. People from across the country and world come...

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New Mexico Lookout Mountain

Hiking Lookout Mountain, New Mexico

Hiking Lookout Mountain is a shorter but steep trail with plenty of exposure to the high altitude range New Mexico’s topography rolls from desert valleys to icy mountain tops in a matter of miles. I spent the previous day wandering the warm Alamogordo Valley at White Sands and the next day I hiked the cold...

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