Getting Lost is not a Waste of timeAugust 19, 2012
Once again…..I was sent into a deep thought process from one of Mark’s posts on Facebook. He posted this picture and words, saying, Getting Lost is not a waste of time. Those words could not be more true about some of the best outdoor experiences I have ever had.
In fact…….getting turned around or misguided while exploring new Park lands can lead to some amazing experiences. It is not always easy getting over that inborn fear of being LOST. Oh my God, we are all going to die! Not very likely. 🙂 Yes……maybe if we where exploring in the deep Rockies Mountains or some place along those lines, our concerns about just where we are at, all the time, is much more important. But here in Michigan, especially the lower peninsula, mearly heading in one direction consistently will in most cases, get you back to some sort of civilization.
Now……I am not making light of being aware of where you are at while Hiking or exploring, nor am I saying there is no danger what so ever in just aimlessly wandering the forests of Michigan. I am just saying that the fear we all have inside, as a safety mechanism, should not stop us from outdoor experiences that can be spectacular, by mearly getting lost a bit. 🙂