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

Wilderness is...something that is untouched by man; something that both humans and animals can enjoy; a way to express freedom; somewhere animals can be free without human danger; the best place to free your mind of all your problems; somewhere humans can enjoy life without worrying about animals attacking; a place where humans can see animals up closer than anywhere else.

I learned that the wilderness is really a fun place to be. I learned that even when I'm in major pain I was able to carry on and get to the top of everything that we climbed. It felt so good after I reached the top. I learned that out in the wilderness anything is possible. The group that I came up with was the best group I could of been with. I think it would be an honor for anyone to be with this group. I am thankful that I was able to come on this trip; it has put an impact on my life. This will stay with me forever. I has let me get to know people other than school and it really touched me.

patrick and friends picking up litter
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