Once in a horrible blizzard about 2 miles from the dam at Flaming Gorge.
Got over two feet of snow in about three hours.
When I realized i was turned around because I could no longer see my landmarks, I stood still and listened for about twenty minutes. Finally heard a snow plow on the highway about a mile away.
Turns out I was heading in the right direction, but it was snowing so heavy that it was like having vertigo, I came out on the highway about 200 yards from camp.
Before that I never understood how someone could get lost, "you just go back how you came duh", I have a whole different view on it now, I knew where I was, I just didn't really know how to get back from there.