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
Sawmill Peak

Mt Pinos, Sawmill Peak and Grouse Mountain Hike, Ventura, CA

Mt Pinos and nearby Sawmill Peak are the high points of Ventura and Kern Counties, respectively. Both summits are easy hikes just North of Los Angeles and West of the Grapevine/I-5. When I lived in Southern California over 10 years ago, I always wanted to climb these summits. For whatever reason, I never did until...

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Otay Mountain Hike and Drive, San Diego, CA

Otay Mountain is a large summit just East of Chula Vista and San Diego. On most clear days, you can see the summit from much of the metro area. However, its in a relatively rural area and gets comparatively little visitation compared to similar summits in the area. I thought it was the closest true...

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