Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby harijobs » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:51 pm

There are times that I get lost, forgetting even the usual ways but with regular travelling now I remember the routes very well. Also, I am helping my fellow travellers to get the correct route and take the right bus. It is happy that I am better at remembering routes and help people.

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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby to7update » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:24 pm

naruto100 wrote:
to7update wrote:What do you mean going for the water fall @naruto100?

Another time I got lost, but we got clever, as we had a small river that on the deepest zones we had water to the waistline, and we simply got inside the river and followed it, so it's always a good strategy when there's such an opportunity. It's also a unique experience to trek on a river! :D


It was rainy season so there were many small water fall kind of things in jungle. (I guess we can call them water fall or may be other word, don't know). So we have to go for it for filling our water bottles.

Yes river is the good option, but unfortunately there wasn't any river near by us at that time. So have to use that only.


Yeah, got it what you meant by water fall. Well, the most important is that you had water.

As for the river, it was a great experience because I had never done it before, and we just improvised. We had got a stick and we just pressed it against the riverbed ahead to see how deep it was, and fortunately enough we managed to get back. 8-)
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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby Ray1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:20 pm

Decentlady wrote:The only time I had actually lost my way around a mountain was when I tried to walk faster than the rest of the crowd which was too slow in my opinion.

I went quite far ahead and saw many Ravens that wouldn't even budge despite shooing away with the stick and were looking really sinisters. I had to retrace my steps back to the rest of the groups only to realise I was on the wrong track! On a mountain when you climb in a winding fashion the echoes sounds real close by but could be really misleading!

That was the first time I had seen Ravens anyways, lol.


You remind me about one of my real scary memory when I was 17 and had visited Vaishno Shrine in Jammu region for the first time. While coming back from the shrine and crossing Hathi Mattha I could see the light of Katra from a distance of almost 12 km. I thought if I took a short cut I could reach to katra in about 30 minutes but when I walked down deep from top of the hill and reached to a point where I could not see up because it was dark. Then I realized that I was in deep trouble, but I somehow managed to climb back on the road by the help of street lights. I will never forget that incident in my life as the soil was wet and hard to climb back due to last night's heavy rain.

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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby naruto100 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:52 pm

to7update wrote:
naruto100 wrote:
to7update wrote:What do you mean going for the water fall @naruto100?

Another time I got lost, but we got clever, as we had a small river that on the deepest zones we had water to the waistline, and we simply got inside the river and followed it, so it's always a good strategy when there's such an opportunity. It's also a unique experience to trek on a river! :D


It was rainy season so there were many small water fall kind of things in jungle. (I guess we can call them water fall or may be other word, don't know). So we have to go for it for filling our water bottles.

Yes river is the good option, but unfortunately there wasn't any river near by us at that time. So have to use that only.


Yeah, got it what you meant by water fall. Well, the most important is that you had water.

As for the river, it was a great experience because I had never done it before, and we just improvised. We had got a stick and we just pressed it against the riverbed ahead to see how deep it was, and fortunately enough we managed to get back. 8-)


Yeah the important thing is that we got the water. Because without it, I don't think we could have make it. Otherwise we have to seek for emergency help. But all went good.

That's good that you made it in then end. Good to hear your unique experience as well.

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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby to7update » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:46 am

Well, emergency help was available? How would you do it, did you had signal on your cell phones? Many times help appears when we least expect it, but it's precisely because of the situation that preparation is never too much.

Yeah, nothing like going ahead and trying new things. Thanks! :)
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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby naruto100 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:55 pm

to7update wrote:Well, emergency help was available? How would you do it, did you had signal on your cell phones? Many times help appears when we least expect it, but it's precisely because of the situation that preparation is never too much.

Yeah, nothing like going ahead and trying new things. Thanks! :)


Not properly but yes from particular spots we were getting some signals on one of the phone network. We had called too for the route but we didn't able to explain them exactly where were we in the jungle. So we decided to stay night in the jungle by doing camp fire, as we were many people. We able to spend the night properly otherwise we could have call for emergency.

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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby to7update » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:06 am

Yeah, camp fire helps a lot to keep the moral high, to heat up some food or water, warm up, it's the best. Nothing like making the best out of not so great situation, but I agree that when we are not good we should just call for help, no shame there.
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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby Shine_Spirit » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:56 am

Yes, it already happened to me, I wanted to venture myself into places I still didn't know very well... But it was only a few times (but enough to make me a bit traumatized).

In all the few times that I was lost, I was alone, but thank God I always found people willing to help me.

I'm not good at reading maps, and today I don't do any long route without using GPS (and even using the GPS I do not feel 100% safe :roll: ).
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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby naruto100 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:35 pm

to7update wrote:Yeah, camp fire helps a lot to keep the moral high, to heat up some food or water, warm up, it's the best. Nothing like making the best out of not so great situation, but I agree that when we are not good we should just call for help, no shame there.

Yup, camp fire is the best thing on any kind of camping or hiking. Yes we can take benefit of it in many ways.

Yes at our time everyone was tired but still all was okay. So we didn't call for emergency help. And in next morning we again started and in few hours we got our way too. It was really great experience even we got tired so much.

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Re: Did you make a mistake or forgot your way?

Postby to7update » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:12 pm

When we can face nature, face difficulties, and even so come out all right, those are the memories that will stick with us forever, and the stories we always tell. :) More, we also get the experience to do better the next time. :)
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