Maiko portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 27 - May 2, 2008
  • Maiko
  • Merced HS and Environmental Studies Academy
  • Yosemite National Park
maiko journals

As I got on the shoulder of Half Dome, I could understand the meaning of the word "wilderness". It is not a place where there is no feelings and emotions. It's a place where you can feel the love of the mother earth and enjoy the happiness that Yosemite National Park wants us to get. Wilderness is a special place that everyone can feel free and safe and can take a step forward in their lives. Even animals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants are safe in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Wilderness is the heaven of every living thing and it's a place where you can chat with your heart and your soul and know exactly who you are.

by the river friends by their tent
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