Fabian portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 12-17, 2013
  • Fabian
  • Venture Academy
  • Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy

When I first came here my biggest Fear was to poop next to a three and get attacked by a bear. I am a city boy and I thought that this was going to be bored.

Yosemite was for me just a national park and Hetch Hetchy was just a bunch of water that SF uses everyday.

Fabian waterfall

Today is my third day here and the way I see everything is way different. I found peace in the wild, courage in the water that goes through the streams, knowledge in the threes that guard this place as soliders of an army seeking for life, and I found the heart of California in Yosemite.

I will never forget the stars running on top of the mountains and the cold snow that winter left melting into water to create life, the wild of the rivers that tell me to keep going and not give up no matter what my enemies are like.

Right now, as I write this I am siting in the top of a big rock with a sweet view of Hetch Hetchy in a look out point and I can tell that I never felt alive like I am doing now. There is too many emotions that make this place unique but the only bad one is that in two days I need to go back to the city.

Fabian tree clearance

In this trip I learn to respect myself and to work together as a group to achieve our goals but most important I learn to respect the wild life, I learn to love nature.

Now on I would be careful in how I use my needs, I would use less water and save green areas because this is life and man will never create anything like these. Stewardship is really important for me because it tells me a lot of things. A lot of people hates to help the community because they don’t get anything back like money or so but I think that is the other way. When I get paid I don’t do the job because I want to all the time. I do it because I need the money. In the other hand when I help somebody I get emotions, gratitude and a honest thank you at the end of the day.

I can take this experience and use it in my life by taking care of the water I use so I can complete the circle that I started here.

Fabian sticks
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