Joey portrait
  • Expedition: Oct 17-22, 2004
  • Joey
  • Kingsburg, Turlock and Jill Kinmont Boothe High Schools
  • Sierra National Forest: Hites Cove

What is your expectation of wilderness?

I expect it to be good. I love the wilderness, I feel that I shouldn't expect anything from it, but I should have much expected from me. I should be expected to treat it with respect and not to harm it in any way. In feeling that I should expect anything from it, it makes me feel that it owes me something. It doesn't owe me anything; I should owe it a lot, for the wilderness is life. Life for all.

What was the reality of wilderness?

I didn't experience the wilderness. I stayed back because I have an injured back. It rained a lot. I have never seen so much rain. I feel the wilderness plays a big role in my life. I love the outdoors, where I can be alone and fee from all stress of life. The wilderness provides that for me. I value it.

joey up to the elbow in water
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