We repeat a pattern of: go out, explore new trails, get lost, and somehow find our way back each time, but today is different. Today we are going to Custer’s Peak, this is the moment I have been waiting for all week. Ever since I got here, the locals and other people in my group have been telling me that the view here is something unlike anything back in Minnesota. It takes us about 20 minutes of driving up a steep incline but now we are at the top and this is, by far, the best view I have ever seen. I was told this was one of three huge fire watch towers so I can see for many miles is each direction.
On the first day on the trail we hiked about three miles to Bent camp for the first night out. This day we faced the challenge of adapting to the weight on our backs and altitude. This day was like Odysseus’ first day on the water. Our ranger taught us all of the essentials like bear bags and tent setup. Our ranger was like our Athena because he supported us and favored us over the other crews he had that summer.
He was only 25 years old when he died of starvation. Everyone he encountered and got close to thought he was following his dreams. His adventure into the Alaskan wilderness was all he talked about with his parents when he started college. At the beginning of each chapter of Into the Wild, there are quote(s) that relate to each chapter. The following quote was included at the beginning of chapter three from Wallace Stegner’s The American West as Living Space: “It should not be denied that being footloose has always exhilarated us.
After my mom forced me to get my Eagle (the highest rank in scouting) I thought I was ready to retire the sash, but my mom had one more trick up her sleeve… I learned I was going to philmont about a month before school ended. For those who don't know, philmont is a “high adventure” boy scout camp, and when you go there you put all of your belongings on your back and hike a route that your crew created, occasionally stopping at various outposts. At first I was very reluctant to go, but then after talking to my friends and discussing how fun it could be I decided what the heck. Me and my 6 man crew, 10 if you count the parents, planned our hike and then went
Which I thought was very kind because he didn’t have too. As time went by we would message each other literally every day on Facebook for about 3 weeks. Everything felt so perfect. Until I had to go home on emergency leave for the passing of my grandmother. During the time while I was on leave we decided we wanted to take it to the next level.
The hotel we stayed at was not even three minutes away from the main entrance. That morning Aidan had us all up by six so we could get there and spend as much time as we needed there. We paid the parking fee and walked probably two miles to where we first could see the mountain. “This is like nothing I have ever seen!”, said Maddie. There was a gift shop and a place to get food.
I, too, was a selfish and spoiled person until an eye opening experience happened to me. It was the Wednesday during spring break, and school was out. My family and I decided to take a trip to Lafayette to visit my cousin and the new apartment she was renting. It was the perfect day for all of us. My aunt who has MS got to see her daughter which does
I take a deep breath my lip quivering as the wind blows on the last week of winter vacation. My family decided to go on a road trip up to Big Bear. We decided to stay the whole week. It was a snowy beautiful drive up the mountain. We stayed up in our cabin and I brought one of my friends up with me.
“The Freaker's might be in better shape than us but no one knows these Woods like Kayley and me we've walked around the hundreds of Acres of forest on Hoover campus for three years worth of lunch” This part of the story shows the confidence they realize if anyone knows these woods it's them. This reminds them their friendship is unbreakable and will never be broken. The power of friendship. In “Freak the Geek,” the bravery and struggles the girls
One warm Friday afternoon two summers ago, I was invited to go on a trip to Carowinds. I always wanted to go, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. To experience something, I have wanted since I was a little girl. I remember sitting on the sofa at my boyfriend’s house in their den watching tv and his mother came in talking to us about how she wants to plan a little trip to Carowinds. To get away for the weekend and have a good time and relax.