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SHIFT: The Joyful Transfer of Power

On the last night of the SHIFT Festival in Jackson, Wyoming the organizers hosted an after-party at the Organic Lotus Restaurant. By 1:AM a steady beat of house music still ...

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The Joyful Embarrassment of Excellent Choices

Much of the past weekend I spent happily lamenting an embarrassment of excellent choices. It seemed that the third week of October 2017 was an exceptionally good moment in time ...

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Alice’s Garden ~ Community Sustainable Agriculture in Downtown Milwaukee

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AlicesGarden_01.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip Project It was the summer of ...

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Best-In-Show ~ Diversity and Inclusion

On the last day of the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market I ...
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Claim Your Inheritance ~ The National Parks belong to you

When visitors arrive at Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson is there ...
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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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Honor the Flag in Defence of Protest

As I walked to the coffee shop this morning I noticed a neighbor rolling out an American flag. He was no one I recognized, perhaps he’s new. But with all due respect I made eye contact with a smile. I gave him a friendly nod and said, “good morning”. He seemed to return my greeting […]

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The Life of Hugues Beauzile

  When my friend Aimee Copp, the director of the Adventure Film Festival invited me to come to Boulder to take part in this wonderful event she asked me, “So James, what are your working on?”. I immediately told her about an exciting story that I’m writing  for Alpinist Magazine about a French climber who […]

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Love, Life And Loss at Adventure Film

After a long day of watching movies and a late night of drinking, I slept with a man I love. Certainly no lapse of judgement, my friend Jeremy Collins invited me to share his bed in the Boulder Adventure Lodge at 1AM rather than drive twenty miles back to Golden through a sloppy storm of […]

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Joy To America!

Every year the U.S. Forest Service is charged with delivering an 80-foot evergreen tree to the American people to serve as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Chosen from a national forest somewhere in country the tree, commonly called the People’s Tree is a symbol of our great national heritage of environmental conservation and preservation. For […]

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My Birthday Gift of Nature

On my 51st birthday, Chad Brown, a friend and colleague, took me fly fishing on the Clackamas River in the pouring rain. Two days earlier I saw the forecast for showers in the city of Portland, Oregon. It didn’t look good, but I hoped for the best. At 5AM Chad arrived at my hotel with […]

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Image Is Everything ~ #FacesoftheOutdoors

A recent blog post described me as “a champion in the effort to bring more diversity to the outdoors.” As much as I appreciate the compliment, the statement appears as the cutline to a photograph at the head of an article that goes on never to mention anything that I might have done to earn […]

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In Solidarity with Charlottesville

On Sunday August 13, 2017 community organizers in Madison, Wisconsin gathered citizens together at the State Capitol to stand up against a climate of hate. The day before in Charlottesville, Virginia a group of white supremacists lead a march to protest the removal of a monument to the Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. The […]

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Outdoor Research Outhouse Inspired

The most exciting thing I saw this year at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market was an old fashioned outhouse. That’s right. Surrounded by aisle after aisle of the latest in camping equipment, technical clothing, action footwear and flashy accessories, this sturdy wooden structure with a crescent moon carved into its door, set my mind and […]

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Ranger Betty Reid Soskin ~ Redefining Democracy In An Upward Spiral of Chaos

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RangerBettyReidSoskins.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip Project   At 95 years young National Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin is a national treasure. Stationed at the Rosie The Riveter/World War II Homefront National Historic Park in Richmond, California […]

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The Delicious Wind ~ An Interview with writer Rahawa Haile

http://media.blubrry.com/joytripproject/p/joytripproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/RahawaHaile-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | Subscribe to the Joy Trip Project Outside Magazine recently featured a wonderful essay by the writer Rahawa Haile. This young woman from Miami, Florida had successfully through-hiked the Appalachian Trail. Walking solo, she made the journey […]

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