- Expedition: Apr 27 - May 2, 2007
- Merced High School - Richard Iglehart Memorial Expedition
- Yosemite National Park: Snow Creek to North Dome to Yosemite Falls
I see...the real world, and how nature decorates it, the beautiful mountains with snow and the trees sitting on it. I see life, I see the world.
I hear...the wind and its happiness, I hear freedom, I hear peace and the way the world wants me to be.
I smell...the fresh air of the snowy mountains. I smell nature and its rivers, and most of all I smell peace from my nose to my heart.
I taste...the fresh water, and I have a special taste, that can't be written on a piece of paper.
I feel...that I'm a winner to be around so much beauty. I feel that I've made a big step, a step that is going to help me to be a strong person in life. I feel so close to the sky.
I dream...with coming back again, I dream with being the wind, traveling throughout nature, giving oxygen and keeping alive every single living thing in this place.
On this hiking adventure, I learned many things. I learned that nature is alive and that it is really fun to live with. I learned that all plants and trees, the same as animals, need to keep wild. We, the humans need to cooperate to keep Yosemite National Park as a wild place. I also learned about positive and negative impacts and how they affect nature. Another thing that I learned is that it is up to us to keep the park and its nature alive. I think it is really good to have places like Yosemite because that way we don't forget that beyond technology, we have nature. Also we can't forget what nature is and its beauty. We would have a really boring world with just houses and without nature. I can't really image living without nature. We need to remember that nature gives us not only beauty but also health. I think that to understand the real meaning of nature, people need to be around it.