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  •  About 35 years ago I got lost day hiking (5+ / 0-)

    at White Sands National Monument before there was a system of trails there.....and it took me until well after midnight to finally find and locate where I camped.

    I had hiked all the way to the first dune facing the sand flat area/joint use area, and I got lost on the way back through the dunes.

    •  just wanted you to know. . . (5+ / 0-)

      people STILL get lost hiking there. Someone, in fact, perished not too long ago. And of course, when you hike with little or no water, even on a cool to tepid day, you're asking for trouble. By the way, I teach a hellava backpacking orienteering (topo and compass) course, and wilderness survival. HA! Well, I used to when I was running the field institute treks. Now I think I forgot everything except one cardinal rule: never leave the house with dirty underwear! I mean, isn't that what moms always used to tell their kids before going out to play? Thanks for posting your scary comment. We're all glad in this community you didn't get lost because your posted commentaries are always interesting!

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:15:13 AM PDT

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