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Quincy Koetz
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Outdoor adventurer and Nurse Practitioner working in Chicago
Outdoor adventurer and Nurse Practitioner working in Chicago

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Bay Area Backyard Hikes: Hayward Shoreline Trails
Easy spot for hiking and birding on the shore of Hayward. There are several hundred parks, open spaces and protected lands in the Bay Area and nearly all of them are ripe for adventure. Though I love traveling around the country, I've found that there's eno...
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Kayaking Tomales Bay from Heart's Desire Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore
An easy 10 mile paddle around one of the most gorgeous protected bays in California I've long considered Point Reyes to be nothing short of sacred. It sharply cuts into the Pacific Ocean from mainland California and creates a haven of wilderness and wonder....
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Eight Takeaways We Learned from Wine Tours in Sonoma Valley
Beautiful view at Benziger Winery Being Californians, we always felt like our appreciation and understanding of wine was grossly limited. Sure, we know the general differences between varietals and a little bit about wine growing regions. However, when it c...
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Hiking through the redwoods to a 40 mile view, all the way to Half Moon Bay and the Farallon Islands. Highly recommended by this hike! #BayArea   #hiking   #OptOutside #Inventyouradventure   #outdoors   #redwoods  
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Hiking Long Ridge at Purisima Creek Redwoods Park
Adventures close to home I think one of the greatest blessings about living in the Bay Area is the proximity to numerous open spaces and wilderness areas. Its almost jarring how densely populated the Peninsula and Silicon Valley give way to vast stretches o...
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Hiking Black Hole of Calcutta Falls, Auburn State Recreation Area
Well with a name like "Black Hole of Calcutta Falls", you would think we were headed somewhere in a J.R. Tolkien novel! Judging by the scenery, I wouldn't be surprised if such a magnificent place hadn't inspired other adventures in literature.  This is a cl...
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California Winter Destinations I'm Looking Forward to Travel to this Year
I suppose it only makes sense that everyone associates winter in California as time for skiing and snowboarding. I won't deny how that was essentially the way I was raised. But after a decade of adventures (and a few sufferfests) I've been every bit as acti...
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Home-county Day Tripping: Wineries, Open Spaces and the Pacific Coast Highway
Although I tend to write about places that are several hundred miles away from where I reside, I've actually always been a fan of the “staycation”. Now that we live in a place like the Bay Area, staycations can be quite adventurous, rivaling that of more in...
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New England Fall Foliage Tips that Aren't in the Guidebooks
All time favorite- Long Trail Hiking in the fall Boy, do I ever miss living in Maine when the Fall Foliage report start coming in!  I spent my grad school years living in Northern New England and I don't think I studied a single minute between late Septembe...
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Winter up in the mountains! #California   #VisitCalifornia  #SierraNevada
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