Victor portrait
  • Expedition: Apr 24-30, 2016
  • Victor
  • Generation Green Central
  • Yosemite National Park: Hetch Hetchy/Rancheria Falls

How can you change the world?

How I can change the world would be by giving a hand to a person so it would motivate me to do the same causing a chain reaction.

Letter to myself: Whenever you get a chance to join in any outdoor activities, do them because you don’t know what you’ll miss out. Such as this trip, where we actually saw a bear not so far off from our camp as well as watching deer pass by and even though it’s extremely tiring at the end of the day, you’ll see that the trip was worth it from the wildlife to the fantastic view.

What brought me to this expedition?

What brought me to volunteer for this activity is for the experience. I never once camped before and I always wanted to but I never knew how to, where to, and what I needed. Thing this is that I always admired wildlife watching the nature shows and the little time I had outdoors fishing but never really gone deep in the woods.

Observations and Wonder: Today I noticed that lots of people don’t completely know how to properly leave a fire circle. So we ended up getting rid of or fixing it so others could enjoy parts untouched by men, or enjoy a spot without effecting anything. Today I also noticed that there were lots of signs that people were here: pipes, fire circles. I wonder why for most trees in these areas appear to be darker at the bottom and not as much as the top. I wonder what causes a tree to lean and I wonder what causes the manzanita plants to be smooth at the bottom of the plant and the stems are not as red.

Science Experiment: Group 1: Carlos, Victor, Jazmin, Estela Hypothesis: if the oldest Manzanita roots have a darker color, then the newer Manzanita plants must have a brighter color

Methods/Materials: Locate Manzanita plants Compare them both/analyze Take picture

Questions: Why does it change color?

Experiement: measure, height (44cm less must be younger). Anything above must be older. Identify both (red, green, transient)

victor in line

A long line of smiles all the way to the end as the group continued their walk along the rim of Hetch Hetchy towards Rancheria Falls

victor at water

Enjoying some Rancheria Creek time.

victor on bridge
victor and friend

Restoring camp fires by removing ash and bringing natural materials back

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