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

Wilderness to me means many challenges you have to face in order to survive. Wilderness could be scary. Wilderness is a place that hasn't been touched or destroyed by machines. Wilderness is also to on your own take risks and leave behind your fear in order to get through it, live in that environment, and have courage.

Right now if I was at home I would probably be doing some homework warmed up in my room. I would of all be eating some good Mexican food and then just lying on my warm, comfy bed watching MTV.

As I was walking alone the snow I felt scared but also relieved. Relieved about many problems back at home. It was very quiet and peaceful which helped me clear my mind. I felt like lying in the snow and looking up in the sky just relaxing, but my fear wouldn't let me. It was so dark that it made me feel a little lost. Being here in the wilderness also made me feel more free.

group on ice snowshoes
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