Re: Never just assume you know.
The local militia guys were out training in an area like that and came across two geologist that were lost and they even had a GPS. They couldn't get it to work, something about receiving the data it wouldn't work.
So the guys had to lead them out of there using a compass, but this was years ago GPS was a pretty new thing.
But you would still think a geologist would have a compass on him. But this is a common story now and then it happens. People underestimate where they are at and over estimate thier own abilities.So they wonder around out there unprepared thinking they will only be away from the vehicle a few minutes, and know how to get back.
Usually tourist who want to experience the wild untouched. They experience it alright first hand lol.
BLM says they turn and look around and realise they are lost, then they panic not even thinking about following their footprints back out. So they start walking in circles or in the opposite direction. It's funny yes, but this can kill you, that desert can hit 108 during the day and drop to 45 at night and no available water.