About Us

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Hello!

We’re the Quirin’s.

Derrick “Sherpa”, Bekah “Kanga”, and Ellie “Roo”.

We thru hiked the Appalachian Trail together as a family in 2017. Our lives were changed by our thru hike, and we want to share our experience with anyone who is interested in learning about extended back country trips with babies. Our goal is to be a resource for families through VLOGs, blogging, and social media.

Life doesn’t end after kids- in fact, it’s become more thrilling and fulfilling! Outdoor excursions together as a family have contributed to living a life full and abundant, even with kids 🙂

Our next big trek is the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, beginning August 2018! It’s a 2,700+ mile back country cycling path from Banff, Alberta, Canada, down through the midwest USA, to the Mexico border. Ellie Roo will be in tow!

 

 

17 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hey guys, praying for you as you embark on this great adventure. I am sure there will be lots of challenges but there will be many more joys. So happy for you! With much love, Bill Pfister

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  2. What a wonderful adventure, our prayers go with you!

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  3. Praying for your family . What a great adventure .

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  4. Praying for safety for you guys, what a wonderful adventure. So amazing how far you’ve come. God’s is so amazing. Praising Him

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  5. You three will be in my daily prayers. What a wonderful adventure.

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  6. You guys got an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch! Great job!

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  7. MaryBeth Radford March 25, 2017 — 6:26 pm

    Have a great trip ! Loved your story in the Richmond newspaper. Can’t wait to follow your journey !

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  8. Sharon Jennings March 26, 2017 — 10:03 pm

    Exciting family adventure. Be safe & thanks for sharing your AT adventure with rest of us!

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  9. Is there a Facebook or Twitter we can follow you ?

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  10. Hi Ellie, I hope you enjoy your trip 🙂 Even if you won`t remember it. You have very great and brave parents!
    All the best and sunshine every day from Germany
    X Finchen

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  11. This is amazing!! I wish you guys all the best on this journey!! I want to follow your blog but there is no follow button… Could you add one? Thanks!!!

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  12. We will be anxiously following along with you guys! We are an outdoor family from Southwest Virginia and will certainly be praying for your adventure! Best wishes from our backyard to your…

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  13. It’s a long and adventurous journey. Brings back memories the feature story that I read in NG years ago. I would love to see more photos. All the best and keep safe.

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  14. Thank you guys for sharing your adventure with us! It has always been a dream of mine to thru-hike the AT. When I became a mom in 2015 I thought those dreams were over until the bubs is much older. As a single mom I wonder if it’s even feasible to just do it with him and I but your story is getting the soul adventure itch going again.

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  15. Praying for safety for all of you. I hope to someday make the thru hike journey.

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  16. Hey guys! Your story is now on the Foxnews website! What an amazing adventure, blessings to you all!

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  17. You guys are such an inspiration! :] If you ever had the time, I would love to read some too/tricks, supply/equipments lists. We hike, and backpack with our daughter, but haven’t been brace enough to do anything even a fraction as adventurous as this!

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