Chia portrait
  • Expedition: Dec 5-10, 2004
  • Chia
  • Sunnyside and Merced High Schools - Richard Iglehart Memorial Expedition
  • Yosemite National Park: Merced Grove

Wilderness is like a place where everything is so natural and nothing will ever bother it. I hope that wilderness will teach me about myself and things that I never know about myself. I also hope that wilderness will challenge me to challenge myself through the weathers and being away from home.

If I were to be at home right now, I would do homework if I have some. If I don't then I just watch TV until my bedtime. At home, I feel safe and not alone, but here in the wilderness, I feel lonely and unsafe. During the night, I feel like I'm lost and I feel like I'm being watched by animals nearby.

From this expedition, I learned that the wilderness is not just some big dark forest. It is rather a safe and peaceful place that has thousands of stories waiting to be told. It is also full of treasures.

orienteering lesson walking uphill
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