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

#2 Mt Whitney: Top 10 California Adventures

Mt Whitney, Sierra Nevada Range          “Top of the United States! (sort of)”       Perhaps its overstated, but any way up Mt Whitney is a quintessential, Rite of Passage as a Californian outdoorsman. Yes, it can be crowded. Yes, everybody knows about it. Its st...

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#3 Catalina Island: Top 10 California Adventures

 Catalina Island, Channel Islands (Offshore Los Angeles)           “Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville”       Located 26 miles on the ocean from Long Beach, Catalina Island is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Step off the boat an...

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#4 Mt Shasta: Top 10 California Adventures

Mt Shasta, Cascade Range (Nor-Cal)       “Lonely as God, and white as a winter moon, Mount Shasta starts up sudden and solitary from the heart of the great black forests of Northern California.” -Joaquin Miller  USGS Picture showing the sheer mass of Mt Shasta        Standing ...

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