I haven’t been lost very often in my life but there are a few times that I have got turned around and didn’t know how to get back home. For many years my family especially the guys have had a tradition of deer hunting, I have been hunting in the same woods since I was 12 years old and it’s hard to get lost there, I know every hill and tree in the area. Once I was there for a hike in August when all the leaves where still on the trees and it didn’t take very long and I didn’t know where I was, all my reference points were covered by the vegetation that was never there in November. Eventually I was able to identify some reference points and found my way out.
Most of us have taken the wrong exit on the expressway while traveling and had to get back on track, or even had to stop and ask directions. Being lost in most of America, has an easy and quick solution so your back on your way in no time. But being lost in a wilderness, or in a foreign land without the proper language skills can be devastating and even deadly, that is what I call “Deep Lostness,” lost without hope or help.