Paloma portrait
  • Expedition: Oct 21-25, 2006
  • Paloma
  • Kingsburg HS and Madera HS
  • Yosemite National Park: Sunrise to Yosemite Valley

"I learned that nature is beautiful and we need to take care of it. Too many people focus on man-made things like giant buildings and new cars and call them amazing when the truth is that nature is what is amazing. I also learned that being natural is what makes you beautiful—the wilderness is natural and it's beautiful."

"Wilderness is some of the places on Earth that have not been damaged by humans. It is almost exactly the same as when God created it. I think the wilderness is amazing so it means a lot to me that we keep it that way."

"...this trip has really changed me. It makes all the dumb high school drama seem so small compared to everything I see. It has made me see wilderness in a whole different way, as something that has to be preserved."

paloma and friends girls going to lake
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