In this episode, the oldest Cub Scout troop west of the Mississippi, Buffalo Soldiers, and diversity and inclusion. We talk with James Edward Mills, freelance journalist, independent media producer, author of ‘The Adventure Gap’, and creator of The Joy Trip Project.
- 00:35 – Introductions
- 06:30 – How James got started in the outdoors industry and his path to journalism
- 17:00 – Hope and positivity in a time of change
- 29:05 – The Buffalo Soldiers and the rich history of African-Americans in the outdoors
- 33:50 – Getting people outdoors and make the outdoors accessible to everyone
- 46:45 – Hope for the future
Mentioned in this Episode
- The Adventure Gap (book)
- An American Ascent (film)
- The Joy Trip Project
- Diversity and Inclusion In Our Wild Spaces (film)
- The Pathways Project
- The Ice Age Trail
- Connect with James at The Joy Trip Project
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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.