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South of Haunted Dreams No Longer

In the winter of 1993 I purchased three books. One changed my life forever. More than 20 years later just as I returned home from my latest series of talks ...

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The JoyCycle BeachBike Experience

Few things in life inspire enthusiasm like a bicycle. Even when you reach a certain age that sense of eager anticipation is hard to deny when you start making plans ...

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Privilege And Obligation

After a deep breath to steady my nerves I pushed upon the door. Beginning my second year of public speaking I was in the habit now of arriving a few ...

Reporting on the Business Art and Culture of the Active Lifestyle

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A Deeper Shade of Green ~ an interview with Sierra Club President Aaron Mair

Raised during the height of the civil rights and environmental justice movements, ...
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Exploring Diversity In the Cradle of Conservation

Several miles past the west entrance of Yosemite National Park, a wooden sign ...
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Africa’s Best Idea

The great writer and environmentalist Wallace Stegner put into perspective a profound ...

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Balance Madison

Now that we’re well into the New Year most everyone I meet seems to ask me the same question: “What are you working on next?” I suppose that with that question comes the expectation of something more exciting than they might have previously imagined. After a 12-month tour filled with adventures from one end of the […]

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The Kenaitze Legand of Ch’wala

On this Christmas Eve I am reminded of the magnificent tree we delivered to the U.S. Captiol in Washington D.C. Over the past several weeks I’ve reported on the long journey of the People’s Tree from the Chugach National Forest of Alaska that the Kenaitze First Nation Tribe called Ch’wala ka’a. When this 74-foot Lutz Spruce […]

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Jumbo Wild ~ an interview with filmmaker Nick Waggoner

http://joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/01-Jumbo-Wild.mp3Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFrom the opening  frames of the latest film by Sweetgrass Productions the monumental scale of the subject fills the screen. In concert with vocals and orchestra the images swell with the music in pace with the magnitude of a very controversial issue and the mountain wilderness which surrounds it. Never […]

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The Watch List ~ Adventure media projects worth a look

As the holiday movie season ramps up to full steam in theaters there are several new releases in the adventure film genre worth taking a look at online. Even with expanded cable TV options for your viewing pleasure there still doesn’t seem to be enough media to command our interest through the cold cruel months […]

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The Capitol Christmas Tree

Much even to my own surprise I spent the morning of Black Friday in a shopping mall. I had every intention of joining my friends at REI in “opting out” of the day after Thanksgiving spending frenzy, but there were a few critical items that I needed for my next Joy Trip. I reconciled my […]

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Ch’wala’ka’a the Celebrity Spruce of the Chugach

The first significant snowfall of the year was apparent as my plane touched down on the tarmac of O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Once again I had dodged the weather. Having fallen the day before I was happy to see the ice and snow melting in the sunshine of a clear afternoon that would not […]

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The Gift of Christmas Dreams

Chillicothe Ohio, population 21,899, likely drew the most inspiring crowd we’ve seen so far. The Capitol Christmas Tree cruised to stop in front of Mount Logan Elementary School. To the sheer delight of several hundred children the massive semi-truck arrived driven by a man in a bright red coat that bore an uncanny resemblance to […]

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The People’s Tree Project: Day 3 ~ Kenaitze Elder Smiles

Sharon Isaak (right) is an elder in the First Nation Kenaitze tribe of Alaska. She and her family were among the many who created original ornaments for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. With great enthusiasm and excitement she made a special trip to Seward Alaska to witness the harvest and preparation of the People’s Tree […]

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