Nayeli portrait
  • Expedition: Jun 9-14, 2013
  • Nayeli
  • Coleville and Lee Vining High Schools
  • Yosemite National Park: Poly Dome Lakes

Yosemite is such a beautiful place and on this trip I hope to see many different kinds of animals. I also hope to learn everything that’s important about nature. It’s insane that for so many years of living in the sierras this is my first time actually coming out here. I have many goals and one of them is to visit Yosemite as much as possible. Another goal that I want to achieve is to someday hike a gnarly mountain. My fears are seeing some one get hurt, myself getting hurt, and seeing a mountain lion.

Nayeli Esmeralda Rock

My definition of Wilderness is to have a place to be free. A place to escape from reality and just experience wonderful times. Wilderness is a place for peace and to leave it beautiful just like it was before so that other people can adventure in it.

Nayeli Ash Bag

My time here at Yosemite has been a great experience! It feels good to be a part of Yosemite’s story, leaving no trace is a perfect example. I am changing the wilderness in a good way. (LNT) When we all leave no trace it effects the wilderness. I also feel a part of Yosemite’s story because this has been our home for the last couple days.

Nayeli View

My story has been amazing here in Yosemite! I have experienced so many different things, not only did I learn to survive in the wilderness, but to learn how to leave no trace. Hiking up to Tuolumne Peak was beautiful. I have never done something so amazing! Being on top of the peak was like nature telling me that I have to come back, to my backyard, and to spend more time here!

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