Chelsea portrait
  • Expedition: Oct 13-18, 2003
  • Chelsea
  • Kingsburg, Turlock, Jill Kinmont Booth High Schools
  • Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lake to Yosemite Valley

Hopes: to take everything in to in a way renew myself make friends learn from others * have a good time

Fears: get hurt and not get to do any sports when I get back (biggest fear) going #1 or #2 in the woods

Wilderness is:really a personal decision, as they would say it is in the eye of the beholder. But to me, wilderness is beautiful and very spiritual. To me it is just a whole different world. It really is neat to think about how people are really consumed in their own lives and daily routines but there is a different world out there with their own routines. Wilderness is truly spiritual in many ways. It really has sort of a soul to it. It is many different species all living and thriving off each other. Everything has a very amazing way of working with each other in a sort of peace that you could really never find in a city. Another beautiful part to nature is the cycles it goes through which is the biggest way that everything just gels together. Everything about wilderness is beautiful, even death. That is a really awkward way of saying it, but death of something often means renewal in wilderness. It is neat how wilderness always finds a way to keep everything bonded together in really a family sort of way. Wilderness is untouched and is really the purest most honest source of history we have of the world. Wilderness is also something that really brings you back to the fact that you are a part of nature and that you do have something in common with wilderness even if it's a spiritual connection. Which probably for me the biggest way I connect to it. I love wilderness and it means many things to me.

sketch: Chelsea's map
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