Marcus portrait
  • Expedition: May 20-25, 2007
  • Marcus
  • Venture Academy - Richard Iglehart Memorial Expedition
  • Yosemite National Park: Snow Creek to North Dome to Yosemite Falls

Wilderness is…beautiful; the best relaxing place to be; populated with wild beautiful creatures, amazing, the best place to go camping; one of the beautifulest places on earth, and has the greatest views.

I had the most amazing time on this trip because I got to learn to get to know each other and seen some of the most beautiful sites and animals. This is the most extraordinary trip I have been on in my life. I loved that I got to go on the trip but as I have seen here I changed and became better and stronger physically and mentally. I loved that I got to talk to all these people that I didn't really know but now are friends and now I know better. I'm really thankful for having the most caring teacher I can ever have and wish for. I have learned more about peoples' personalities and how they and me communicate to each other.

I learned that hiking is very fun. The thing about hiking is about enjoying the views and the wildlife that's in it. I learned about how to get fresh water, where to sleep, put my tent out and what it feels like to not take a shower for a few days, and that you have alot of fun doing the hiking too. The hike was kind of challenging because we had to carry these really heavy backpacks. And just the other day on March 23, I had to carry somebody else's backpack but not because I had to but because I wanted to. I really and sincerely am thankful for everything that I have done on this hike.

group in snow marcus and friends
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