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WanderingEng  ·  346 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Could I Get Lost? [A Usenet thread from 1991]

I should work on my compass skills.

I've made minor navigation errors but no major ones. The most notable was missing a junction that cost me like a tenth of a mile and a couple hundred feet elevation, so not bad. I had to stop and look at a map, because there should not have been a trail junction there. It didn't make sense in my head at all. Brains get fuzzy when fatigued. I feel it in myself running, too.

Maybe my proudest moment was turning back when I wasn't sure I could navigate above the tree line on one summit. I knew my limit. It was hard, but it was right. Two people spent two unplanned nights on that summit last winter.