- Expedition: Apr 13-18, 2014
- Kingsburg High School
- Yosemite National Park: Little Yosemite Valley
The wilderness tests me in so many ways. It showed me the strength I never knew I had and gave me the courage to overcome my fears. Now I’m closer to people and made new friends.
I saw lots of squirrels. One almost chased me. It was fun to see them. There were so many. Although they now scare me: “Habituated squirrel; don’t feed it!”
I learned many things in this experience. I learned how majestic and beautiful the view is. It is like a whole other world. Also how I like to conserve it for generations to come.
To me, the wilderness means a place that is wild. That no one can or would want to change. It is one of the most pure places in the world.
It feels breathtaking though it takes a lot of strength and courage to climb to see the view. There were points I wanted to stop but I’m glad I didn’t.
I see the spirit of Yosemite in the trees and wildlife. I see how proud she is with breathtaking views of mountain. I hear her with the whisper of the wind and crashing water of the Merced River.