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  • Expedition: Apr 13-18, 2003
  • Yessica
  • Bakersfield West, Reseda, Crenshaw High Schools
  • Sierra National Forest: Hite's Cove
sketch: forested hills

April 15, 2003 I really like do like this trip, I think it's really fun, it's a new experience. I'm the type of person that likes to try new things and likes to be funny. I've met new people and got to know them a little better. I thought it was cool. I'm really looking up to going back packing,. Were going to be away from so many people.

April 15, 2003 Now that you've experienced wilderness, what do you think about it? What did you think of wilderness before you visited it?

I think it's a hard to be out where you feel you are alone, and that the only people around you are the people you would've never thought of going on a trip with. It's also hard because we are used to other things, like TV, radio, and using a toilet, and not bushes. Over all it's fun, and it's a learning experience. Even though you miss family and friends.

I never really thought if this before. I've been camping before, but it's a different. Like this I never thought of being in this place or doing things when the teacher told us about it, I didn't think it was going to be that hard .I would probably do this again, and all we can really do is to enjoy our selfs the best we can.

Yessica, Cindy and Susana

April 16, 2003 Today you've learned about the history of Hite's Cove and explored the ruins. Imagine what life would have been like to live at Hite's Cove during the gold rush era. How do you think they viewed wilderness back then?

If I would've lived here back in time, I think it wouldn't seem as hard as it does now. Back then I would've gotten used to living the way they do. I looks and feels hard, because this isn't the way we live now. To me it's hard to move from one place to the other, and honestly I wouldn't like to move to this place. I liked the way the little house was made, and it's cool that it's still standing now. I would've liked to see a picture of the hotel while it was still built, I guess I have to leave it to my imagination. I guess to the people that lived here enjoyed being here, after all it is a beautiful place to be in. I don't think I'll ever come back again, and if I do. At least I will know what things to do, and what not to do.

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