Oct. 21, 2021

Episode #293 - Emanuel & Karen Bravo (Ema el Astronauta & Hungry Marmot)

Episode #293 - Emanuel & Karen Bravo (Ema el Astronauta & Hungry Marmot)

Finding the formula

Our shows come together each week with a kind of serendipitous whimsey. This week's guests, Emanuel and Karen Bravo, wrote to me to share how they had prepared for the Sierras and eventual climbing of Mt Whitney.

Emanuel wanted to encourage me to go again and told me exactly how he did it and suggested I could be successful if I adopted his approach. I was intrigued, and invited both Emanuel and Karen on the show to share their story.

As you'll hear, they are an adventurous couple, with Emanuel coming up with the crazy ideas and Karen making them work! The perfect hiking couple!

If you'd like to see more of their journey, they have a YouTube movie that is in Spanish, but the spectacular scenery speaks for itself. Check that out at https://youtu.be/sTQqP0SXahc

You can also follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ema_el_astronauta/

Katie is near the end of her AT journey–for this year. She's been out there for over seven months and feels that it is time to come home. The trail will still be there next year, and we're going to follow her all the way to the end.

Winton Porter's Passin Thru' provides an emotional, touching conversation between Winton and a lady he names "Lorac."

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Emanuel Bravo


Emanuel Bravo born in Philadelphia, PA, 1976, raised in Puerto Rico. Post-graduate history student, poet, teacher, and other unmentionable things. Summer backpacker since 2016. Trails include Rae Lakes Loop; the final 100-miles of the JMT (SOBO); Tour of Mont Blanc; Salkantay Trek in Peru; the "W" at Torres del Paine, Chilean Patagonia; the Hermit Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, among others.