- Expedition: Oct 17-22, 2004
- Kingsburg, Turlock and Jill Kinmont Boothe High Schools
- Sierra National Forest: Hites Cove
What is your expectation of wilderness?
My expectation for wilderness is very big. I hope to have at least 80% of all wilderness in the U.S. to become parks or preserves or monuments. I believe wilderness should be saved; because of our expansion we are killing forests and destroying animals' homes. We should designate a certain amount of wilderness in each state. I loved the wilderness when I was little and I still love it today and I will probably still love it when I'm older.
What was the reality of wilderness?
The wilderness was wonderful. I loved it. The river filled up with rain water and many rapids formed. As the dark gray clouds moved away and the blue sky appeared, I was overjoyed. I think everyone was overjoyed. The trees were green, coniferous trees, and the other (deciduous) trees were filled with different colored leaves; it was all very beautiful. Our campsite was bare with only a little bit of grass and trees. Down in Yosemite Valley it snowed a little bit but it wasn't bad. Everything green was frozen with snow and it just reminds me of Fantasia, the move, and the ice fairies. It all looks very beautiful.