Nathalie portrait
  • Expedition: Mar 24-29, 2013
  • Nathalie
  • Generation Green Southern California Consortium
  • Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy

What is your family or culture’s impression of wilderness?
My family’s/culture’s impression of wilderness is that wilderness is something very sacred. The wilderness (but also mother earth and nature) are sacred because it provides life to people and animals. Also that it is something we need to conserve and take care of.

Some thing that I was raised to do in my family and culture is that when ever in the wilderness or nature we must be respectful and ask permission because it is sacred but also because it is the home of many animals.

Nathalie Squares

March 27, 2013
Hetch Hetchy

Today was great, I woke up to some deer outside my tent. I sat around the campfire eating oatmeal and my bagel. The morning start off really nice. Once the afternoon came we did some fire ring clean up, which was my first time and I really enjoyed. Being out in the wilderness has really made me wonder of what I want to accomplish in my life. During lunch a question was asked and it was what do you want to do before you die. It honestly took me a while to think of what I really want to do.

Rebirth Rock (Peak)

Today we hiked all the way to the top of a peak. We named it Re-birth rock. We named it because that is our group name. It was a long way up, we walked for hours. It was totally worth it though, because the view was amazing. One thing I really enjoyed on this hike was crossing the bridge over the river/waterfall. Crossing was a little scary for me because the wood was not that close to each other and you could see the water flowing lower. I still enjoyed it though.

Nathalie & Group

March 28, 2013

Im sitting on a rock on top of a high peak. I am writing it is raining. It beautiful to sit and watch the view while listening to the rain drops. I wish I could be here everyday. The scenery is also magnificent, I could see the dam.

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