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...

Read More

Category: Urban Adventures

Latest Blog


 By Quincy Koetz
Shoshone Falls View

Sightseeing Shoshone Falls, Idaho

After heavy early-summer rains, Shoshone Falls was running with tremendous force through this famous gorge known as the Niagara of the West. Shoshone Falls: Niagara of the West Oh I know I’m not stumbling upon anything new here by writing about Shoshone Falls. But when you’re just minutes away from the greatest natural features in...

Continue reading ...
State Toast

Raleigh Trip: Craft Breweries

Nothing works up a powerful thirst like five days of hiking. Thankfully, Raleigh has a lot to offer to wet your whistle! Here’s a super fun fact I learned on my recent trip to Raleigh: North Carolina is the only state with a (legislated) State Toast! Its a four stanza poem that has been the...

Continue reading ...
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...

Continue reading ...

Rock Climbing Jockey Cap, Fryeburg Maine

Perfect climbing destination in Western Maine! An alternative to the crowded routes on Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledge Western Wall of Jockey Cap, Maine When I first moved to Maine I thought that there were two or three outdoor rock climbing destinations and that was it. The big names in Northeastern climbing- Whitehorse Ledge, Cathedral Ledge,...

Continue reading ...




2018 (33)

2017 (26)

2016 (25)

2015 (21)

2014 (81)

2013 (52)

2012 (42)

2011 (83)

2010 (24)

2017 © All Rights Reserved Quincy Koetz