Crystal portrait
  • Expedition: Oct 11-16, 2015
  • Crystal
  • Turlock High School
  • Yosemite National Park: Lyell Canyon


The best ideal trip would look like everyone working together. Getting to see some amazing views. Seeing everyone trying their hardest even when it gets tough. Being able to experience a life changing opportunity.

river sit

Relaxing with Priscilla by the river.


Yesterday backpacking wasn't bad. I was at the front. I was in charge of the map. I was the one leading where we are going. I honestly don't know how to read a map. I did pretty good. I kinda almost led the wrong way but didn't. Anyway today was a fun-hard day. I never had such a hard time hiking before. I had the map and this time I actually know how to read maps. One thing for sure that I'm not doing tonight is sleeping under the stars. No way! It was freezing cold. Woke up and my sleeping bag was frozen. Had ice on it. On the bright side I can say I sleep before under the stars. Saw like 6 or 8 shooting stars. Now you don't see that in Turlock. Honestly the stars here are way better than Turlock. Also, can't wait for the challenge hike.

river wade

Wading in the river by the campsite.


Potter Point was amazing. It was somewhat hard but at the end it was worth it.

potterpoint views

The views from the top of Potter Point

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