Leslie portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 21-26, 2013
  • Leslie
  • New Village Girls Academy
  • Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Dear Chelsea,
I’m writing you this letter because the whole time I’ve been here all I do is think about you. I know it’s just 6 days, but I really miss you. I’ve never been away from you so long. I really wished you could of came with me and experience this beautiful place, but even though your 2 ½ you have a great memory and would love it. I can asure you that I will bring you here so you can see this beautiful place and explore it. It’s not the same like back at home, but I’m sure you’ll love it. Love,

Today wensday waking up at 7:30AM made me kinda moody, And I wasn’t in a good mood to Hike. I was also kinda sad cause I really want to see my daughter. But I got it together and hiked up with the group. At the beginning of the hike I was getting frustrated cause our leader was going up slow and I like to hike fast to get where I want to. Once we made it to lunch break a group stayed down and another decide to come up. I was one of the girls who came up. And I’m glad I decided that. Cause this is an amazing view. And its pretty peacefull. It was hard and a struggle cause there was no track to walk on but I did it. I’m just scared to go back down.

Leslie Leads Pack

Something that this trip has taught me was. Getting to know girls I don’t talk to at school. And helping each other out. Being there for reach other. Even though it sounds funny. Overall this trip has helped me a lot.

This trip has helped me by enjoying myself. By setting all the drama and stress aside. This trip made me think a lot of things. And its hard to be away from my daughter but at home I feel like I need my own time.

This is such a nice experience. I hope that when I get home I make better decisions of things I’m doing or want to do. By me coming to this trip, it brought me some peacefulness. And I needed that.

Leslie Peace

My Last day!
Well today, I’m happy and excited cause I’m going home and I’m excited to see my daughter. I missed her so much. I can’t wait to get home. But im kinda sad I’m leaving the wilderness. I loved this place. It was amazing. Beautiful, peacefull. I’m going to miss the sound of the river and wind. I’m glad I got convinced to come and experience this beautiful place. I will sure be back with my family.

Ella and Leslie Trekking Poles
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