- Expedition: Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2003
- Expedition 2
- Sierra National Forest: Hite's Cove
The difference wilderness makes in me:
Some differences I've noticed about being at home and being out in the wilderness would most definitely be the grooming part. Back home I would have a whole separate routine. I would wash my face put moisturizer then foundation, blush, eyeshadow, & mascara. Then blow dry my hair and then curl it. Here you don't worry about how you look, it's about how you feel. It's also about what's comfortable. I think I like it here, we don't have any worries about how we look. But I also like getting ready like I do at home. It can actually be fun. Another big one would be bathroom-wise. At home I have privacy. In the wilderness you can probably have privacy but just the fact that someone could be watching since we're out in the open is kinda uncomfortable. Another difference could be how we act with our friends and how we act with the people here. So far everything has gone great for me personally, I've gotten along with everyone. I act the same back home as I do here. I'm think I'm a pretty friendly person. I will pretty much get along with everyone. It's fun because everyone I've met here is so different from each other but we manage to get along just fine. Another difference could be the food.
To me wilderness means the things that surround you. But not the things that surround you in a city but things that surround you while you're on a mountain like I am now. There are trees around me, there are bushes, and there are insects. Those are the things I see and the noise I hear well it's practically none. Maybe a bird chirping here and there and the river down below. Wilderness is a place where you can be in solitude. A place where animals can be free to roam without anybody crossing its territory.