50 minutes | Oct 6, 2020

Episode 22: James Edward Mills & The Adventure Gap

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.Show Notes00:35 – Introductions06:30 – How James got started in the outdoors industry and his path to journalism17:00 – Hope and positivity in a time of change29:05 – The Buffalo Soldiers and the rich history of African-Americans in the outdoors33:50 – Getting people outdoors and make the outdoors accessible to everyone46:45 – Hope for the futureMentioned in this EpisodeThe Adventure Gap (book)An American Ascent (film)The Joy Trip ProjectDiversity and Inclusion In Our Wild Spaces (film)The Pathways ProjectThe Ice Age TrailConnect with James at The Joy Trip ProjectConnect with us!Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/ Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThereOur Co-hostsJason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirprojectSaveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen  web: AdventurUsWomen.comJeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker  web: SoCalHiker.netTheme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music. 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.
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