Episode #57 – Derrick, Bekah, and Ellie Quirin (Sherpa, Kanga, and Roo)

You probably read about the couple who decided to attempt a thru-hike this summer with their 12-month old daughter, Ellie. I was skeptical myself when I read what they were attempting to do. Having found it tough enough to take care of myself on the trail, the thought of carrying an infant for nearly 2200 miles filled me with dread. Yet Derrick and Bekah Quirin were experienced hikers and really prepared for the trip. Ellie was clearly just along for the ride, but they had an adventure that will live with them all forever.




Ellie loved to collapse her parents’ poles and would often wander around camp with them, much to the amusement of one and all. You can read about their adventure on their blog, Ellie on the AT, which is being updated now that they are home, They also have an Instagram account, where Ellie is the undoubted star.



Lynne Savino, in Doc Spot, features the joys of W.A.D. You’ll have to listen to find out what that means!


I’ve added destinations to my podcast this week, meaning that there should be more places to find it. You can now get it on iTunes, StitcherGoogle Play Music, and YouTube. Soon, it will be up on iHeart Radio and Tunein.com. If I can ever work out how to add an iTunes subscribe button to my site then I’ll be a happy man.




2 Comments on “Episode #57 – Derrick, Bekah, and Ellie Quirin (Sherpa, Kanga, and Roo)

  1. Informative episode Steve. The Doc Spots are very beneficial. They’ll help me as I backpack. The interview with Sherpa, Kanga, and a sleeping Roo was enjoyable. They are good parents who provided a unique experience for their child.

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