Stephanie portrait
  • Expedition: Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2003
  • Stephanie
  • Expedition 2
  • Sierra National Forest: Hite's Cove

The difference wilderness makes in me:

sketch: detail of tree

In all reality I don't act much different here than I do with my friends. I always try and keep one steady, unchanging, true demeanor. I am perhaps more apprehensive when conversating and forming new relationships with this particular group of individuals as they are not the type of people I would normally associate with. Being rather open to different mentalities, if they fit within reason, I am still quite capable of getting along with many different people. The only major difference is I talk more candidly about personal matters.

Wilderness is:

From my perspective wilderness is a place uninhabited and undamaged by humans. Where humans have left things as they are. Not tainting them with our televisions, microwave dinners, mobile phones, shopping malls, and whatever other commodities many people deem necessary or important in their lives. A place where schedules and meetings are unimportant. Where someone can be and feel uninhibited by their normal day to day life.

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