Personal Meanings of Wilderness
When thinking of my three most memorable events in nature there are three very distinct experiences that I am reminded of, and they are, going to Lake Tahoe, Camping at Lake Berryessa, and floating down the American River. The patterns or themes which made these experiences memorable include, the social aspect, the fact that it was my first time experiencing these new things, and feeling small amongst everything that was around me.
This past winter break me and several of my friends took a trip to Lake Tahoe, it was my first time ever going there and none the less my first time being amongst snow. Driving through the mountains to get to Tahoe was in experience in itself, I had never been the high up besides in an airplane. I kind of kept like an ant since everything around us was so huge. The snow, trees, and rocks all together looked like something out of a magazine or from a post card. Since it was my first time being to the snow I did not have any snow clothes and definitely was not dressed for the cold weather, however that did not put a damper on the trip. My friends and I build snow men, had snowball fights, went sledding, and just sat and looked out the window while it snowed. We definitely took advantage of the snow and took full appreciation of it since it is not an everyday occurrence for people who live in California. The scenery and my friends definitely made the tip as great as it was and I look forward to going back to Tahoe next winter.
About three summers ago my friends and I went camping at Lake Berryessa which is a very large and popular lake in Northern California. This was my first and only time so far going camping and it was a trip I would never forget. I am not really an outdoors kind of a person so going camping took a lot of getting use to, sleeping outside on the ground, using a porta potty, cooking and eating outside and having no television, computer or phone service but I was entertained non...