- Expedition: Feb 15-20, 2004
- Franklin and Parlier High Schools
- Yosemite National Park: Hite's Cove
Wilderness to me is a place where you forget about the daily troubles; enjoy life without any electronics and simply not hear any car noises, the city and anything annoying. Also it's a place where you get away from anything and anybody. It could be relaxing and see beautiful things and animals. Although it could get a little complicating with the bathroom or where you sleep it could be the best experience you could ever have. I really look forward to this trip and hopefully everything goes quite well.
Thoughts on Hiking Alone:
Solo hiking was a wonderful experience; although it was kind of lonely and quiet, I made contact with myself. I began to sing and yeah, simply talk to myself. I was walking very slowly and was always stopping when I saw a very beautiful view. While I was talking to myself I also began to ponder what I wanted to do with my life and to think about the right and bad directions I shouldn't take, or should take. This hike back was even more tiring than the first one, but it seems I have made it halfway. While I was walking Mayra seemed to catch up to me. I guess she was walking very fast. We then began to walk and then we sat down for a while and Gerardo caught up to us. We arrived together.
Have You Ever:
- slept over a rock?
- hiked a five-mile mountain?
- seen so many stars at the same time?
- been under the rain with three layers of clothes?