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

Mountain Biking Mecca: Downieville, California

      A “Mountain Biking Mecca” is the term given by hardcore enthusiasts to a place that has the best trails in the United States. It is a place that any self-respecting mountain biker must ride at some point in their life. It is a right of passage, holy ground for those on two fat tires....

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Mountain Biking the Famous Flume Trail

Lake Tahoe’s famouse Flume Trail!       What happens when you cut a log flume directly into a cliff but then remove it in leau of a singletrack trail? Mountain bikers rejoice. Lake Tahoe’s Flume Trail has gained the statewide and national attention of the mountain biking community due to its uniqueness. We’...

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Snow in the Desert: A Natural Paradox of the Mojave

Read. Plan. Get Out There! Snow in the desert???       Perhaps one of the strangest phenomenons of the Mojave Desert is its potential for temperatures exceeding 120 degrees while also being a place that sometimes gets snow. The north side Joshua Tree National Park is “High Desert” and the elevations range f...

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