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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Upcoming 2018 California Craft Beer Festival

In what is sure to become a yearly pilgrimage, my wife can’t wait for our trip to the 2018 California Craft Beer Festival in Sacramento. We went for the first time last year and filled up on legendary favorites from 21st Amendment, Stone, Russian River Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada along with a fair share...

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Mountains to Sea Trail, Raleigh

Discovering Local Hikes near Raleigh, North Carolina

I was most fortunate to spend a long weekend kicking off the summer with a number of hikes in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina holds a special place in my heart. I spent 4 years of my childhood in the Charlotte region then returned for a road trip 15 years later. Frequently compared to our...

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Round Lake, Lake Basin

Hiking the Lake Basin Loop, Plumas County, CA

This is an easily completed 5 mile loop hike of an alpine glacial basin in the Northern Sierras. Have you ever been to Plumas County, California? For the 15 years I’ve spent in California, this was my first visit! The Sierras between Lake Tahoe and Mt Lassen seemed mysterious to me. Marked by tiny mining-era...

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