ChinMusic wrote:mp88 wrote: Finally, on the third morning there was a guy there with a Magellan GPS and he lead us out there no problem, we just followed the red line on the screen and within two hours we were back on the trail, amazing.
Funny that, huh?
To each his own. I embrace the technology. I have yet to be eaten by a shark due a rogue point. I know a rogue point when I see one. My GPS ain't even considered modern, as it is a 2004 model.
If I ever lose a trail in bad weather/dark/tree cover/etc. I KNOW I can find the trail quickly and easily. That map may help with starting a fire.
Umm.. don't burn your map.. that maybe all you have to get out.
So, I have 3 with me on most trips.. I print out a map for each, so I dont have to hear the "where are we" crap. The GPS is the go to backup in good or bad weather.
I know where I am because I plan, look at the map and even fly the thing from Google Earth and look at things from different angles.
You have to know where you are.
mp88's comments were on spot.. can't just hike around until you think you reacquire the trail..