How Not To Lose Your Way While Hiking
As the holidays draw many people have already made plans to get away and relax, to just unwind from the day to day hum drum. The fact is that most people consider an island of relaxation, however, with more and more people focusing on staying healthy, and many are opting for camping or camping.
The unfortunate truth is that they are trying to make the most of these issues. They stick to the most basic of all hiking rules "Stick to the established trails".
All you have to do is take a break in your nightmare. Many wonders
- Taking a shortcut
- Track an animal gold bird for a picture
- Explore a creek or ravine
Before you start off on your hike, make sure that you know exactly where you are going to be. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the amount of trails by using one. Try to identify as many landmarks on the map as possible, so that you will be able to find your way around the map.
Enjoy your surroundings and make sure that you know what you are doing, and that you will be able to do that.
It would be wise to make sure that you will be able to grip with it. The point that I am trying to make sure that you do not just follow the lead in the hope that they will lead to civilization.
If you think that you are lost, do not panic, try to mentally retrace your steps to a point where you are sure that you know where you are. Only if you are sure then physically retrace your steps to that point.
Mark your progress with items from your surroundings. Make sure you know your way back and start afresh. Reassure yourself by identifying landmarks and correlate with your map to ensure that you are exactly where you think you should be.
Compass - Make sure you have a good quality.
Map - Mark the trail to your destination.
GPS - Mark your way-points as you progress on your hike so, in the event that you do not get lost, you have an electronic trail back to your starting point. You should, as a general rule, not rely solely on your GPS as the signal could get blocked.
It's best to inform the rangers or park guides of your intended route and if you intend to camp out. Present them with your destination and most importantly your expected time. Along with the map, a list of emergency contact numbers.