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
Scarper Peak

Scarper Peak Hike near Half Moon Bay, CA

Scarper Peak is one of the most significant peaks on the San Francisco Peninsula but you’d never know that unless you studied a map. Tucked away in previously inaccessible ranch lands, this area was apparently purchased by POST for public use. These days, its a gorgeous though well off-the-beaten track hike near Half Moon Bay...

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Bald Knob Hike Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve, CA

This is one of those posts about an obscure place I explored and probably won’t get much traction. Located in a remote part of San Mateo County, this hike in Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve is a fun spot to explore the higher summits of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Seldom explored and remote by San Mateo...

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