Darren portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 1-6, 2007
  • Darren
  • Contra Costa Middle College and Vista High Schools
  • Yosemite National Park: Snow Creek to Yosemite Falls

You are one with nature. You are you, no one can change it out here with music or shoes. You are in control, nobody is holding you back from unleashing the true animal in you. You make the calls and you put your own life in front of danger. Nobody else can do it, but you.

I have learned how beautiful Earth can be. It can be calm, quiet, and loud all at the same time. It can be very delicate and fragile and I intend to look over it...I have learned how fortunate I am and should be grateful for all that I have. You can't truly appreciate it until it is gone; you realize how much we have and how much we misuse it. I have learned morals from my experiences here...This is one trip that I'm going to remember and use till my death. You don't realize how many life lessons you can learn by spending time away from others. Living life to its fullest is to go out and see all you can so when you see that bright light they call heaven you can say "I'm already in it."

darren leads darren mapreads the stream crossing
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