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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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 By Quincy Koetz

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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Hiking Charles Mound, Illinois Highpoint

Note: This is a hike on private land that grants public access ONLY on certain weekends per year. Though not the only highpoint on private land, this is the only high point that literally involves walking near the landowner’s home. PLEASE respect the landowner’s graciousness in allowing hikers to travel to this spot during the...

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Hiking Mt Magazine, Arkansas State Highpoint

Mt Magazine is the tallest mountain between the major western and eastern ranges. Rising from the planes of the southern Midwest, it is a dominating feature of the oddly located Ouachita Mountains and the highest point in Arkansas.  A little alpine oasis in the Great Planes Day: 29 My explorations of the Ouachita Mountains...

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