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Health & Wealth E 32

Hosted by: Troy Garcia Special guest: Sara Penny

July, 2024

In this thrilling episode, we journey with Sara Penny and her brother Kurt Elmhorst as she recounts her extensive adventures across some of the world’s most challenging and beautiful terrains.

Sara, a seasoned hiker with an impressive trail resume, takes us from her retirement journey that led her from the scenic trails of Scotland to the vibrant communities of the Florida Trail Association. She shares her captivating stories from treks along the iconic Appalachian Trail, the stark landscapes of Iceland, and near the remote Russian border. Covering a vast expanse of the globe, this episode is a must-listen for anyone fascinated by the spirit of adventure and the call of the wild.

Join us as we explore the peaks and valleys of their incredible journeys—literally and metaphorically—in this unforgettable podcast episode.

In this episode we cover:

Introducing the amazing Sara Penny (2:15)
How a summer not working and vacationing in Europe led to some fantastic hikes and hiking the Appalachian Trail (6:19)
Sara retired to follow her hiking dreams and how she did it (15:39)
The inspiration behind Sara’s retirement/hiking decision (18:16)
The fitness side of walking the Appalachian Trail (AT) (21:44)
Troy recently completed a section of the AT and shared this experience (23:28)
Kurt shares the story of what happened when he joined Sara on the AT (27:36)
Sara explains how she was not alone on the AT (31:40)
How to find water on the AT (35:47)
Fears on the AT (40:46)

Links From the Show:

Florida Trail Association
Appalachian Trail
Scottland Hiking Trails
Great Smokey Mountains State Park
Faroe Islands
Thru Hiking

Connect with:

Troy Garcia – CFP®, Vice President, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Troy Garcia
LinkedIn – Troy Garcia

Kurt Elmhorst – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company of Florida
Allen & Company – Kurt Elmhorst
LinkedIn – Kurt Elmhorst

Sara Penny – Hiker Afficiando

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