Joel portrait
  • Expedition: Jun 3-8, 2001
  • Joel
  • Atwater High School and the Detroit Metropolitan Community Center
  • Yosemite National Park. Glen Aulin

What am I bringing to WildLink? What I bring to WildLink is cooperation, leadership, intelligence, and a good attitude. If I do this then the trip will be much more memorable and fun, else it would be boring and frustrating.

Why did I come to WildLink?

I came to WildLink because it sounded like a good idea to get away from things. It also sounded like much fun.

What do I hope to accomplish from WildLink?

I hope that I cam be able to look at things from another perspective and realize how nice the outdoors really are.

Joel waits for Nitrate/Nitrite sample to settle

Beautiful Yosemite: interpretation of a quote

What my quote is trying to say is that when we walk in the woods, everything in it is history. Our ancestors lived here so we should learn to respect and appreciate what is around us.

Phillip and Joel stop along the trail

Over these past couple of days we got to see beautiful Yosemite Valley [and Tuolumne Meadows]. Some people think it's just rocks, dirt, and water but it's more than that. When me and two friends climbed a small mountain we saw an incredible site. We seen a huge waterfall on one side, the other had a mountainside full of trees and one had a view of all of the valley [Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River] including the river [Tuolumne River] and the other side had the most amazing view of all which were a couple of huge mountains with lots of snow. During my 5 days here, I have seen many amazing things, but that was the greatest by far!

WildLink is a proud partner of the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and Nature Bridge.