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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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Category: State Highpoints

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 By Quincy Koetz
Kings Peak Utah

Backpacking Kings Peak, Utah State High Point

Kings Peak is the highest mountain of Utah and the 7th tallest state high-point of all 50. Its considered difficult due to its remoteness, altitude and need for backpacking but a fantastic foray into the High Unita Wilderness. King Peak; King of the Unitas After spending a few days poking around Yellowstone and the Tetons,...

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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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Hiking Boundary Peak, Highpoint of Nevada

If there’s one thing that could be said about Nevada, it is a mountainous state! Even a visit to Las Vegas can’t shroud the looming desert peaks that surround the fabulous city. I love Las Vegas as much as anyone but what has always drawn me to the Silver State are is many mountains. I’ve...

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Mountain Biking Mt Arvon, Michigan State Highpoint

Mt Arvon, at 1,979ft is not a very tall point when compared to other state high points. However, it is set in an extremely vast wilderness of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is a fine destination for peakbaggers and casual travelers alike Looking towards the Keweenah Peninsula  In the past Mt Arvon has garnered...

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