woodstrider wrote:On one particular winter bushwhack to one of the High Peaks in the Adirondacks a member of our party, during a rest stop, turned around and looked at the groups snowshoe tracks and calmly asked- without a trace of whimsey- "who's tracks are those?". Turned out he was convinced that we were following in the tracks of another group- though we had been breaking trail in the pristine snow for hours.
Pretty stupid guy, uh?
My partner and I exchanged a look. The decision to turn back needed no discussion and I have never regretted it. We then took the "stupid" person down and back to the trail head asap.
I have been asked a few very "stupid questions" while hiking. After the above event I have wondered if I should've been paying more attention.
Great anecdote and point....