Jesse portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 1-6, 2012
  • Jesse
  • Southern California Consortium
  • Yosemite National Park: Little Yosemite Valley

What did I get myself into…this is bittersweet. Bitter in the sense that I am tired and we are still moving the sweet is that although everything seems the same it is all different but fascinating. When we reach high points the view is unexplainable in words nor picture when being here is the only way of knowing. I could only wish the ones I love could be here.

Jesse backpacking

I have no idea what great things I will do in the future. I sit here and right in nature with trees and try to connect myself with one many people can say cut the tree but are ignorant and wouldn’t mind cutting id down but as still as it is it has a purpose it is what, in nature, we need to live it is air filter, our shade, our warmth when we need fire, it is important and I, well I’m just a seed and I’m about to sprout people don’t have faith in me but I stand strong like a tree I have to find my use in the world whether it is from changing it for the better, maintaining it, or using it to live and BE! to the fullest. “Life with your heart in your hands, and your hands in the dirt”

Jesse on tree trunk

Today we head back I wish we didn’t have to I feel that in my time here grew my roots of knowledge deeper into the earth. I leave today but I will return and talk about my experiences. I feel a difference, when I see Yosemite in a picture I take a glance then let go of a picture being here it reminds me that the actual thing, nature, is more than a picture it is real and I don’t want to let it go. Helen Caldicott has a point “it is clear to me that unless we connect directly with the earth, we will not have the faintest clue why we should save it.” Everyone should want to save it.

Jesse in front of falls
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