Maria portrait
  • Expedition: Oct 28 - Nov 2, 2001
  • Maria
  • Kingsburg, Reseda, and Turlock High Schools
  • Yosemite National Park

Goals and Expectations

Well, today we started off by meeting a ranger; he was very good. He showed us how the river flows. He also showed us the music around us. And getting to another thing is [that] we went hiking; I thought it was so cool.

My goal is to finish this because I know that [if] the other girls can do it, I can do it too. But I know that I'm going to make it though.

New Experiences and a Changed Perspective

My change was how to hike because I've never hiked before. It was a change for my legs and back. Because they started hurting. But I had fun and I would like to hike more. I love nature and I'm a nature girl but I know that if I did 12 miles together, I can do more. I would like to spend more time in the the wilderness. I would like to come again. I just hope to be invited to [do] it again for next year.

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