Kaisha portrait
  • Expedition: Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2003
  • Kaisha
  • 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.

Wilderness is:

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.

Kaisha & Ger sketch: campfire
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