Brother’s murder haunts hiker, whose long-distance trek will honor sibling

Dennis Quinn takes a break to reflect as he hikes the Wildcat Trail in Unaweep Canyon, a comparatively few steps toward his goal of hiking the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail in hopes of raising money for a scholarship that memorializes his murdered brother Kyle. Quinn, a Pennsylvania native, has been spending the summer on the Western Slope working as a crew leader for Partner’s Western Colorado Conservation Corps.



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Dennis Quinn takes a break to reflect as he hikes the Wildcat Trail in Unaweep Canyon, a comparatively few steps toward his goal of hiking the 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail in hopes of raising money for a scholarship that memorializes his murdered brother Kyle. Quinn, a Pennsylvania native, has been spending the summer on the Western Slope working as a crew leader for Partner’s Western Colorado Conservation Corps.

“I have a little song bird and a new hope for better days. He sings me tunes until the forest comes to a clearing. I bid him farewell with a smile and a wave. I have found the path home…




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