Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:13 am

You do not need a compass to tell which way is north. There are times when simply stopping and waiting for rescue is the better decision, particularly if one realizes that their navigation skills are poor. (Agreed, going out solo when your navigation skills are poor may not be the best idea in the first place) Loch Leven may be a mile fro the highway, but by the time he realized he was lost, he may have had no idea how far he was. More practice in reading a map and more often reading of the map, often is more practical than simply having a compass. I rarely take a compass with me. I am glad the outcome was favorable.

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