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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

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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Hiking Hoosier Hill, High Point of Indiana

Stout in altitude though worth the visit. At the summit of Indiana Oh there is not much to write about this location that has not already been written, other than yours truly made it to the summit. Despite Southern Indiana’s fairly rugged terrain and the tall sand dunes of the Lake Michigan shoreline, the honor...

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Hiking Natural Bridge, Wisconsin

You don’t have to go to Utah to see a massive natural bridge! This is a brief but wondrous hike just outside of the Devils’ Lake/Baraboo area that’s often overlooked. If you happen to be in Devils Lake for watersports, beachcombing or the excellent climbing and hiking, do not miss this spot just 20 minutes...

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