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However, with his solitude comes great risk and sacrifice. Aki, has most likely never beenexposed to wilderness or has had the proper training to survive in the wilderness. He did not know what proper procedures to follow in case of an emergency and usually there aren’t many
10people out in the wilderness, like there is in Tokyo, so you’d be lucky enough for someone to hear you. He decided to explore into the wilderness by himself, which arguably is a big mistake for someone who is new to all of this. Although he was in danger and had no one to come rescue him in this event, he seemed to take things fine and not freak out. For most enthusiasts, they would argue in favor of a rescue free wilderness because simply that’s how the wilderness shouldbe. There wasn’t anybody around to rescues John Muir after all if he got in trouble. There are probably a handful of people out there like Aki, but with proper training, there shouldn’t be a reason to establish rescues in a rescue free area, especially in the wild.Summary of Moving Beyond TreelineAfter finishing the book Moving Beyond Treeline, I can say that I have much more in depth appreciation of embarking in adventures. The book really inspired me to plan more adventurous trips, such as canoeing or even going off terrains to explore the lesser known areas in National Parks. I once told myself that my goal in life is to be able to visit all, if not, most of the major National Parks here in the states. I want I thought the three lessons from the book wereto never give up on your journeys, listen and follow your passions, and to go on that adventure you’ve always yearned for. The voyage that was showcased in this book, showed the struggles and the rewards of taking risks and giving into the wilderness. Like in life, there are times where we struggle, and these struggles become points in our life where we say, “how far will I go if I continue my journey?”, it’s all a matter of time that these struggles will become rewards. To me, these struggles are the Tree lines in our life. We need to move beyond our tree line, because for every journey we accomplish, we receive far more than we seek. This is what the title of MovingBeyond Treeline, means to me.
11Reflections on the PBS DocumentaryPark WildlifeIn the PBS documentary Park Wildlife, many important figures were introduced for the involvement towards the development of the national park system. Although there were many, there was one who deeply understood the ecological problems that our wild parks faced. This man was George Melendez Wright, who was the main supporter for this development. In 1927, Wright became the assistant park naturalist in Yosemite Valley. Wright always had a passion towards nature and wildlife, which lead him to propose the establishment of a wildlife survey program in 1929, for the National Park Service. He believed in this program so much thathe decided to fully fund the program by himself until it was officially finalized by the National Parks Service.