- Expedition: Nov 8-12, 2008
- Richard Iglehart Memorial Expedition: Kingsburg and Madera HS
- Yosemite National Park. Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Valley.
I see...the mountains of Yosemite. They're giant but at the same time seem small. Smaller than Earth and even smaller than my heart. I could see myself at the top of the world. Feeling the power as if I could do anything. I see the sunlight laying on the mountains as if it were resting. The clouds hovering over these giant rocks providing them with shade and water. The snow that covers these rocks like a blanket, not keep them warm, but keeping them cold. I hear...the sound of nature all around me. Listening to the birds chirping and the wind blowing. The sound of the water falling from miles away. I could hear God speaking to me. Telling me that I've done really good in life and reaching my goals. I could hear the sound of airplanes in the sky, passing like a shooting star. I taste...victory inside of me. The taste of greatness. I taste the moisture in the air. I touch...the top of El Capitan, the largest rock in the world. Touch the ground at one of my destinations. I can also touch the sunlight and the wind. A combination of a good feeling. I touch the sky, some place that I've never touched before. I feel...the power of God! The wind pushing up against me. I feel like a different person. My personality is different. I feel like I can do anything. I feel the warm sunlight on my body, keeping me warm from the cold wind.