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During the summer of 2005, my family and I went to Yosemite National Park.  We go there for a week every summer, but each summer is different because its different weather, sometimes different families, different funny or scary stories, and every year I get to bring a friend.  This summer was by far the hottest year I had ever been there.  On one of the hikes we could smell the pine and when we turned a corner on the hike we saw a small, adolescent bear walking about 10 feet in front of us.  I got a picture since we can’t take pictures at night of the bears that come around, and it was the first time I had ever gotten a picture of a real bear.  I was ecstatic to tell everyone who were further behind on the hike.  It’s also very interesting to see to humongous trees surrounding you that you can barely see far enough up to see the tops.  We always swim in the freezing cold river everyday because the touch of dirt on your hands and legs is not very pleasant.  In the mornings, I am always woken up by the sounds of Blue Jays and squirrels.  We never bring water bottles because the taste of the faucet water there is much better than a water bottle.  Going to Yosemite every year may sound like it gets boring, but every year there are new and exciting things to explore.  Every year we find something different to do, and every year there are funny stories that we talk about all year long.  We even talk about stories from the first time we camped there until this last year and those stories never get old.  Yosemite is a family tradition that hopefully will never end.


Observation Chart


Yosemite Chart






Pine Trees






Campfires crackling


Wildlife taste



Wildlife (squirrels, birds, etc.)

Birds Chirping





Cluster Chart


Being able to listen to your sorroundings and being able to listen and look and nature's wonders.

Walking around and being able to smell the pine trees anywhere you go.

Playing cards and swimming in the river all day long.  Going bike riding everywhere you go and not in a car.

Seeing all the wildlife like flowers, deer, squirrels, birds, and all the humongous trees.

Being able to sit around the campfire at night and tell stories.  While looking for bears coming in the campsites.

Having the chance to almost touch the deer if you reach your hand out.  We can't touch them howerever because of park rules.

Taking pictures of bears for the first time that are only ten feet in front of you walking.