86 minutes | Aug 13th 2020

Kevin "Spacejam" Grooman

This week’s episode features Kevin Grooman aka “Spacejam”

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I met Kevin through Dylan’s hiker chat (go listen to last week’s episode!). He’s triple crowned and gotten engaged along the way.

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In this episode we’re talking about triple crowning; navigating home ownership, a career, and thruhiking all at once; forging a relationship formed in “real life” on the trail; Casa de Luna and Hiker Heaven closing; CDT vs PCT vs AT culture and intimidation level; the most epic trail magic ever; paper maps vs guthooks; bringing a camera on trail; finding your place after triple crowning; as well as the pandemic and the antiracism movement in the US in 2020.

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Thanks to Chelsea Hall and Monica Aguilar, our Patron donors this week. And shoutout to Michelle and Eric Meltzer, my parents, who always support the show.

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Find Kevin on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/groomanji/?hl=en

Kevin’s website: https://www.groomanji.com/

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Find Rachel on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meltzerseltzer

Rachel’s website: https://www.trailnamehere.com/

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Dylan “Pickle” Tonkin’s Hiker Chat (DM him on instagram!): https://www.instagram.com/dstonkin/

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