July 20, 2021

Episode 44: Carrot Quinn, Long Distance Hiker and Author

On this episode: Chihuahuas, hobo jungles, astrology cults, and route-finding in Alaska. We’re talking with prolific adventurer and author Carrot Quinn. Her first book, Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart is about her experience on her first thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Her latest book, The Sunset Route details her life riding freight trains and running from grief.


Show Notes

  • 01:00 – Introducing Carrot Quinn
  • 04:15 – Why she wrote The Sunset Route
  • 06:30 – Starting with zines, and moving towards fiction
  • 08:50 – The story behind her current fiction project
  • 16:25 – Creating hiking routes in Alaska
  • 27:30 – Carrot’s first PCT thru-hike, Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart, and theories on post thru-hike depression
  • 32:45 – Riding freight trains
  • 39:15 – Growing up in Alaska 
  • 41:50 – Wintering in southern Arizona
  • 44:00 – Where to find Carrot (and her books)

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You can find Carrot on Instagram at @carrotquinn and on the web at carrotquinn.com

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.

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