Crystal portrait
  • Expedition: Sep 24-29, 2006
  • Crystal
  • Turlock and Pitman High Schools - Richard Iglehart Memorial Expedition
  • Yosemite National Park: Sunrise to Yosemite Valley via Clouds Rest

"The wilderness is beauty. It brings you joy on the stormiest of nights. It can give you so much more than you could ever know. It gives you life and love, makes you want to live life to its fullest, no turning back. Your free to be you! Getting closer to everything around! If there was one word to explain the wilderness it would be amazing and beauty."

"As I look around me, as I sit by this tree. I feel like the richest person here. Growing up for me I didn't have a lot, but I didn't need a lot! I had a roof over my head, I have a bed to put my head at night. I have a mother who would do anything so that I can follow my dreams. A step-dad who worries about me all the time. I have five brothers and sisters who just can't live without me! I'm rich on love. I have a church that I go to that helps me out. I'm in this beautiful place where none of my family has been. Half of the people on earth will never see this place. I am blessed. I have a place where I can go and dance, a place where I can just be me, where I could go and worship...I feel like the richest person on earth."

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