GETTING YOUR BEARINGS
The art of getting lost is a well-practised one, and it is made easier today with the use of maps and other satellite navigation products.
Of course, a real hiker is never, ever lost – merely ‘temporarily misplaced’.
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If you find yourself in such a situation and a fellow walker approaches, it is best to scrutinise your map closely and then, just as the walker comes within earshot, say ‘Aha!’ loudly and clearly, and tap your finger on the map before folding it up and walking in the opposite direction from your fellow hiker.
Never ask another hiker for directions. Not only does it confirm that you’re utterly clueless, but for all you know, he or she may also be temporarily misplaced.