Tamara portrait
  • Expedition: Nov 8-12, 2008
  • Tamara
  • Richard Iglehart Memorial Expedition: Kingsburg and Madera HS
  • Yosemite National Park. Old Big Oak Flat to Yosemite Valley.
in the snow

I see...life. El Capitan may be just a bunch of trees and rocks but it is all alive. I hear...nothing. I normally hear voices and cars but there is very little to hear up here besides the wildlife. I taste...fresh air and natural water. I touch...I don't really touch anything but it is as if everything touches me. I feel...as if I can see for the first time. I've never seen anything as great and pretty as what I can see now.

I dedicate this peak to myself because I had 99.9% no belief that I could make it here. Now its day 4 and we climbed two mountains in one day and almost 17 miles total. I don't believe it but I'm almost done and very proud of myself.

group valley view
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