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

Black Butte Mountain, Oregon: They Named a Beer After it!

“It has a beer named after it. It HAS to be good” The almost perfectly conical Black Butte, Oregon In all my travels across the country, I’ve tasted many a beer. I’m convinced that the  greatest beers are in the Northwestern and Northeastern parts of the country. Specifically, Northern California, Oregon, Washington as well...

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Crater Lake National Park in the Winter

This activist loves Oregon more than he loves life. ~Tom McCall, Oregon Wizard Island on the spectacularly clear Crater Lake Everyone has heard about Crater Lake National Park in Oregon. It one of the only other National Parks that everyone has heard about. However, unlike the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone, Crater Lake is a...

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Geologic Wonder of the World: John Day Fossil Beds

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon Waaaaay out in Eastern Oregon lies a number of wondrous places that are unknown to anyone outside the world of adventure. Eastern Oregon? Its one of the blank spots on the map; strictly grazing and farming land. However, within this part of the country are natural treasures such as the...

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