- Expedition: Feb 3-8, 2002
- Reedley and Tokay High Schools
- Sierra National Forest: Hite's Cove
Today we went for a walk. At first I thought it was going to be cold but when we started walking you couldn't feel if it was cold. Then we got to the place we were going and sat around the fire and got marshmallows. Then we went over what was the definition of wild. It is a place where man can visit but can't stay permanently. We also sat to watch the stars there.
When we almost got back to Camp [Curry] we went and lay down in the snow to watch the stars. I had the chance to watch a shooting star. It all looked like it was fake. It looked like someone went over and painted all those wonderful things that are out there.
Goals and Expectations
Today we got up and came to take a hike. I had the chance to learn how to use a compass. I also saw Yosemite Falls. I hope that tomorrow when we got out to the field all by ourselves it will be better or the same as these two days. I'm really excited because it is going to be the first time that I'm going out into the middle of the mountains. I alos hope that we could get the chance to see other animals. The animal that I want to see is a mountain lion.
Want to know how to light a camp stove? Ask Jesus!
My Background and Wilderness
Well when I was little I would look at the mountains and say to myself, "Well, they're just mountains [and] green stuff. No big deal."
Now that this week I have been hearing different [things] about the 'green stuff', I think that [it] is important. [It is important] also because one of the first people that stepped on this land were Mexican miners. O, and remember [that this] is not just 'green stuff', [but that it] is a home.
I like this place a lot I don't want to go back home It is peaceful in the wilderness
I have to use the restroom The wilderness restroom is nice and quiet It's a pretty cool restroom