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

California to Maine; 5,000 Mile Road Trip

“We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one noble function of the time, move.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road  The time is long overdue for me to finally make a cross country road trip. I’ve done 3, 2,000 mile long road trips- one...

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Remembering Nevada’s Mighty Shoe Tree

“While cultural anthropologists trumpet the aggregated populist statement of the gum tree or the gob rock, we believe Shoe Trees soar to greater heights.” -RoadsideAmerica.com I know that there are a lot other tragedies happening in the world right now, but it did strike me that Nevada’s famous shoe tree was cut down by vandals...

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The Loneliest Highway in America: Highway 50

‘There are no points of interest. We don’t recommend it.’ The 287-mile stretch of U.S. 50 running from Ely to Fernley, Nev., passes nine towns, two abandoned mining camps, a few gas pumps and the occasional coyote. ‘We warn all motorists not to drive there,’ says the AAA rep, ‘unless they’re confident of their survival...

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