Steven portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 13-18, 2003
  • Steven
  • Bakersfield West, Reseda, Crenshaw High Schools
  • Sierra National Forest: Hite's Cove
Sketch: Blue Dick's flower

Now that you've experienced wilderness, what do you think about it? What did you think of wilderness before you visited it? This land is so beautiful, though I've been here before I'm still in awe. I have seen nature's beauty before, you see that is my only escape. It is my love and is the only place I feel real, a world of a slower pace where man is not the omnipresent god. Man does not exist but instead is a different kind of deity, not the constant watcher but the blind man with just a few herons attached. He is a child who does not realize beautiful but this beauty is above that strange enough to clear through mist covered eyes and teach the child.

This is my home, my true home, a place to indulge in nature's good looks, a place to hear the vent sounds on the earth, and see what the house is really made of.

old hotel key Steven found

4/16/03 Now that you've learned about the history of Hite's Cove, imagine what life would have been like in the gold rush era. How do you think they viewed wilderness back then?

It would have been dangerous, not a place to bring your family.

Steven's signature
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