- Expedition: Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2003
- Expedition 2
- Sierra National Forest: Hite's Cove
The difference wilderness makes in me:
Some of the differences I see and feel in the wilderness and home are that I don't think I would even feel comfortable enough to pee in the bush at home. I don't have to watch for poison oak. I've seemed to kind of let go of everything that would usually be my life and take this experience in, even if for just a week. I've seen more beauty in wilderness than I have ever seen in the city. I feel like a ton was lifted from my shoulders and put on my back (joke). I don't know, I just guess I could show everything I've seen on these days with everyone. I wish this experience was open to more people around the world.
To me the wilderness is beauty. There isn't another place you could look at and see pureness, and that is how I see beauty. To me the wilderness is peaceful. There is no city you could go to and fall asleep to the sound of a running river. And that is how I see peacefulness. To me the wilderness is living. There isn't a movie you could see or an internet site you could go on that would let you feel so alive. To me the wilderness is breathtaking. There will never be a walk you take as exhausting, but rewarding as those in the wilderness. And that is how I see breathtaking. To me the wilderness is kind of like me. Up close you might be able to see a couple of trees, but when you sit back on the top of a mountain, you see all the magnificence it holds. And that is how I see the wilderness.