Carmen portrait
  • Expedition: Feb 20-25, 2005
  • Carmen
  • Parlier and Franklin High Schools
  • Sierra National Forest: Hites Cove

We hiked 4 ½ miles but it felt like it was forever but at the end it was all good cuz you had a feeling of accomplishment knowing that you hiked that much. I think that the wilderness is more than just trees, plants, animals & etc. I think it's a place where you can relax and you have nothing to worry about. One thing that surprised me the most was that I actually hiked the 4 ½ miles; I thought it was going to be so hard but it was okay.

How do I feel in wilderness? To be in the wilderness is so special and important to me because if someone were to look at my everyday schedule you could see that I never relax; I'm always on the go, I don't even have time to eat. Being here is so relaxing because it's like you can get away from all your problems and all the worries being here also shows me how to appreciate the things I have and the things I just get cuz I want them. I also think that when you're out in the wilderness you learn something new every day and you always make new memories.

girls by river taking a break on the trail
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