Javier portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 16-21, 2001
  • Javier
  • Sanger and Turlock High Schools
  • Hetch Hetchy

I see the beauty of this great park

Tuesday, April 17, 2001

I see the beauty that this great park; Yosemite has to offer. I hear nature and how peaceful it is rather than a city. I feel at peace with myself and nature; as if we were one. I smell nature and how pure it really is. I know Yosemite is one of the few last treasure[s] that God and this great world has to offer us and that we should take the very best care and just treasure it.

First night at Hetch Hetchy

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Last night was great. I had so much fun getting to know the people in my tent. I would say that I got to know more about them because they were so open. I am also getting to meet the students from Sanger pretty well but a little slower then my schoolmates.The big thing that happened last night and today is that it is raining. I think the rain is making the trip more exciting. Hopefully we get a fire started today. My feet fell into the river and my shoes got wet so I have to wear plastic bags around my socks.

"Wilderness" and "Challenge"

Wilderness to me is virgin forest or natural things that have not been touched by man and stay preserve. Challenge to me is someone facing an obstacle and over coming it.

My personal "rose" and "thorn" of the trip

Well we moved out of camp because the snow storm was coming and hiked backed to the dam then walked to these nice warm cabins. The rose head was the whole experience of the trip and forming these amazing friendships. The[re] is one friendship that I hope will still be. Also seeing the weather change from sunny to rainy then to snowy. Seeing all the beautiful wildlife was great. The thorn was the coldness of the weather and that my feet were wet. This made me grumpy. The thing I realize is that life is too short and just do it.

Thank you I just wanted to thank Barb for being the founder of WildLink giving me the chance to go on this experience. I had a great time even though that I really didn't show it. Kim, I thank you for going on this experience with us. Thank you for sharing your energy and pushing us to do this. Thank you both for deciding to move out of camp, I would have been lazy and stayed.

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