James Edward Mills is an accomplished journalist and adventurer. In 2013, he worked with the National Outdoor Leadership School to organize the first all-African-American expedition up North America’s tallest mountain, Denali. His book, The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors, recounts the project, called Expedition Denali, and explores how minority populations relate to the outdoors.
Examine the relationship between California's National Forests and the state's water supply.
In the decade since my thruhike, Congress has designated three new long trails to bring the National Scenic Trail System’s total to 11 trails. Work crews have added hundreds of miles to existing ones, and conservation groups have proposed a handful of new routes.