Captain Stuart, surly an outdoorsman of your stature knows of what Daniel Boone once said: "I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks."
I myself constantly fall back on that when trudging back from my duck blind or deer stand with th girlfriend in tow.
I'm an Eagle Scout, we can't get lost.
NRA Life Member
"Boy Scout Problem #18: Living with the fear that one day someone will find out you can't tie anything more complicated than a square knot."