Gretel portrait
  • Expedition: Feb 16-21, 2003
  • Gretel
  • Berkeley, Sunnyside and Franklin High Schools
  • Yosemite National Park: Badger Pass to Dewey Point

Food: Tamales
Place: Chiapas, Mexico
Movie: Rudy, XXX
I admire my mother and oldest sister
If I could change anything in the world it would be: laws that sometimes aren't fair (death penalty)

What is wilderness to me?

For me Wilderness is the privilege of getting to know nature and anything that it's composed for such as: animals, birds, water, air, plants, snow, earth and peace. Yes, peace because you feel great by being surrounded by nature, without hearing the noise of different machines. Without smelling that disgusting smell coming from cigarettes, without watching violence on the streets. So wilderness is like the other side of the world, where you appreciate life a lot more. Wilderness gives you the enough power to keep on fighting against reality because as you live in wilderness you know that the world is not just about horrible and things. Absolutely not and wilderness proves that.

Gretel feeds Steven snow

"Show me a person who can not bother to do little things and I'll show you a person who cannot be trusted to do big things." This quote to me means that there's no person in the world that can not bother to do little things, and that there's not a person who can not trusted to do big things. To do something right people bother to do step by step, making sure that it's not doing the wrong thing. With patience everyone could succeed in life. But the other side there's no person who can be trusted to do big things without knowing the first step. As I mentioned before you need to go step by step. I used to be a person who liked to say okay do it like this, without thinking first, so I fell lots of times. Thanks to those failures now I consider myself a person who does things without being in a hurry. I always take my time and at the end I get good results.

team on the hike in
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