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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 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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Best Sunrise in Utah; Mt Nebo Hike via North Peak Trail

Mt Nebo is the apex of the famed Wasatch Range of Utah. Although lesser known than other summits in the area, its jagged ridge line dominates the skyline of greater Salt Lake City. Climbing to the top isn’t an easy feat.  Sunrise over Mt Nebo Naturally, I couldn’t leave the state without climbing the highpoint...

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Hiking Mt Timpanogos via Timpooneke Trail, Utah

Mt Timpanogos is neither the highest nor the most prominent in Utah but it is certainly the most infamous summit of the state. It remains a favorite of both casual and hardcore hikers. Classic view of Mt Timp’s impressive head-wall and glacier First view! If we were to compile a list of the most well-known...

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Autumn Hike of Flat Top, Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah

Flat Top Mountain is the prominent yet obscure high point of the Oquirrh Mountains which overlook the Salt Lake Valley and Lake Utah. It is an infrequently climbed mountain that is publicly accessible through a hike that crosses both public and private lands.  View from the Summit Flat Top misses most people’s radars when there...

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Hiking Deseret Peak and Wilderness, Utah

Deseret Peak is an infrequently visited massif just west of Salt Lake City and valley. Its a steep 8 mile hike that is easily done in a day. Although only 30 miles from the Wasatch Front Range metro area, its a much emptier alternative to the more famous mountains that overlook the valley. Looking up...

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