Gary portrait
  • Expedition: May 1, 2011
  • Gary
  • Generation Green - Reedley High School
  • Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy

What wilderness means to me is exploring the great outdoors, seeing new things and learning from it. It also means to me relaxation and having peace.

There is so much beauty and wondrous things out in nature, and it’s awesome being part of it. I will never think of nature like trees and rocks, there is so much more out there. With my generation, I’m capable of sharing these experiences I have learned. It’s to give them a little taste of what really nature is, so that they’re able to be part of it, and to start something that will help the natural world.

I have learned that there is so much more out there, not just by seeing, but by listening and feeling it. The patience and peace in the wilderness can be applied in my daily life, because sometimes I rush in so many ways, but just taking the time to focus and relax can help physically and mentally.

hiking through tunnel
dunking face
hugging a snowman
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