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post Jan 1 2009, 09:51 PM
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We all talk about how getting lost is often a great way to explore a new destination, as long as you can find your way back at some point! Hopefully when you want to!

Well, Hayden Adcock got lost in a very bad way in the jungles of Laos on the way to visit a couple of waterfalls.

"He just went out for a two-hour walk to a waterfall in the jungle and there was a second waterfall and he decided to go to that as well.

"Then the downpour of rain just washed away all the walk tracks so he became hopelessly lost."

Jungle tourist critical: father

This guy was lost in the jungle for eleven days and survived!

Have you ever got lost in the not-so-good-sense of the word?


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post Jan 2 2009, 02:31 AM
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Yup, and it was a very harrowing experience. I'd set off alone on an eleven day hellish hike through the dense bush of Stewart Island, New Zealand's 'third' and southernmost island. I was the only one out there and got lost for the exact same reasons as the guy above. For a couple of hours I was panic-stricken, and it was only after gauging the topo map a gazillionth time over and re-tracing my steps (and getting smothered in mud, cuts and gashes) that I managed to get back to a point I recognised hours earlier. I was very lucky..


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post Jan 6 2009, 09:13 AM
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Crazy! I got lost pretty bad in the woods near Kingston, Ontario. We decided to go for a hike in a not-so-well maintained park. It was nice, but we kept going around in circles for HOURS. Not too scary, because we hadn't been gone for days, but it was infuriating anyway!

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