Getting lost in the mountains!

United States
October 15, 2017 1:09am CST
We ran some errands about 30 minutes from home, not familiar with the area but since we didn't have plans afterwards we decided to venture and explore. We saw an interesting suspension bridge but couldn't find the entrance, so we kept driving in the mountains for about 15-20 miles. I was holding on to my seat and closing my eyes, because the roads were very narrow, winding and people drove fast! About 20-25-30 minutes into our venture, we ended up on a familiar freeway and headed home. I told my fiancé we are never doing that again! Next time, I will plan ahead for sight seeing or exploring. I don't like surprises or the unexpected. Do you sometimes go on a drive and not know where you're going? Do you like getting lost and not depending on any maps?
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@LadyDuck (118399)
• Switzerland
15 Oct
We like to take a drive not caring about where we are going. There are interesting places to discover, I do not like to depend on maps or GPS, I love to explore.
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• United States
16 Oct
I am not a fan of exploring when the roads are dangerous. I am a huge chicken.
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@LadyDuck (118399)
• Switzerland
16 Oct
@infatuatedbby It depends what you mean by "dangerous". Steep narrow roads are very common in our country.
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• United States
16 Oct
@LadyDuck Oh I see, I am scared of them. :)
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@JohnRoberts (38806)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Oct
No, I always have a map on hand.
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• United States
16 Oct
A physical map? Or GPS on the phone?
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@JohnRoberts (38806)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Oct
@infatuatedbby A physical map that I can trust.
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• United States
16 Oct
@JohnRoberts But what about new constriction
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@velvet53 (15379)
• Palisade, Colorado
15 Oct
I love to just take off and go on back roads to see different things. A lot of the roads I had never been on before and I only got lost once. To me it is an adventure.
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• United States
16 Oct
I am sure it's an adventure but maybe not for me. I am a big chicken especially on dangerous one way curvy roads. But it can certainly be fun in some other areas.
@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
16 Oct
Me too.. I love just driving and checking out new things.. you never get lost for long.. you eventually come out somewhere familiar or see a sign for the freeway.. got to have fun while you can. :)
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• United States
17 Oct
@minx267 I am a big chicken on exploring though!
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@much2say (34540)
• United States
16 Oct
Oh my gosh, Hubby and I used to do this on purpose in our younger days. We'd try to get lost . . . but since we are both from the area and know a lot about surroundings areas of L.A., it was hard for us to actually get lost. But once we did . . . somewhere near Lake Hughes area . . . the residential area in the mountains there were so dark at night and we didn't know where the heck we were going. I think we ended up close to Palmdale !
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• United States
17 Oct
When I was younger, we'd drive anywhere but now I am a homebody. So I was not used to exploring. My fiancé had a blast though! While I was literally holding on to my seat I would be so scared if it was night time like your situation though, it was broad daylight here!
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@much2say (34540)
• United States
17 Oct
@infatuatedbby This was all before smartphones and GPS - so yah, at the time it was a little scary at night! We love to explore, but haven't tried to "get lost" in years. I have a pretty good sense of direction, so it's difficult for me to get lost on purpose.
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• United States
17 Oct
@much2say I have a horrible sense of direction, but luckily my fiancé has a great one so we balance each other out. When I started driving, I had a GPS that pissed me off. It took forever to load. :)
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@TRBRocks420 (60827)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Oct
Sounds very scary. I remember times like this with Grandpa.
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• United States
16 Oct
Yes, I prefer not to !
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@TRBRocks420 (60827)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Oct
@infatuatedbby Me too I don't like to drive on high narrow roads. The ones we drove on were gravel too.
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• United States
16 Oct
@TRBRocks420 I am not used to it and it is very scary. :)
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@maezee (26783)
• United States
15 Oct
Yikes well I am glad you were in a car and not hiking.
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• United States
15 Oct
Oh yes, I am not that spontaneous to hike in an area I am not familiar with.
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@zarlamain (24167)
• United States
20 Oct
Yes, I have done this numerous times as I have mentioned in the past. I have been a passenger in many cars where we would just drive around aimlessly and get somewhere nice and tranquil. Sometimes, we'd even end up states away and relax there for the day. It's great experiences that lead to great memories. I'd recommend it. As for getting lost, we have not technically gotten lost as in that kind of lost before where we don't really know where we are.
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• United States
21 Oct
I wouldn't mind if the roads aren't one way, narrow... and hilly. But if it was plain or straight with nice views I certainly wouldn't mind. :)
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@zarlamain (24167)
• United States
21 Oct
@infatuatedbby Definitely! That would be pretty relaxing if the roads were like that.
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• United States
21 Oct
@zarlamain I would be more much at ease. :)
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@Shavkat (44872)
• Philippines
15 Oct
I don't like to be lost in the certain unfamiliar place. It will freak me out.
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• United States
16 Oct
It certainly does for me as well.
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@Shavkat (44872)
• Philippines
16 Oct
@infatuatedbby When I was young, we used to let small spiders fight each other. It sounds a savage to play with these spiders.
• United States
16 Oct
@Shavkat Wow thats interesting !
@teamfreak16 (35174)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Oct
I do like having a map, but I learn more by just getting lost. That's how I learned my way around Colorado Springs when I was new here.
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• United States
17 Oct
That's a good way of exploring. I am too chicken to get lost!
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@teamfreak16 (35174)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Oct
@infatuatedbby - It's kind of fun. It can also be a bit frustrating if you keep ending up at the same place.
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• United States
17 Oct
@teamfreak16 I'd be afraid if its night time, but broad daylight I'll be okay. Maybe :)
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@ebanreb (4066)
• Philippines
21 Oct
Getting lost in a mountain is fun and exciting.
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• United States
21 Oct
so scary though!
@ebanreb (4066)
• Philippines
21 Oct
@infatuatedbby Well sometimes you need scary things to make your life exciting and fun.
• United States
26 Oct
@ebanreb Yes that is true!
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@youless (86516)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Oct
That doesn't sound fun for me. I am afraid being lost especially when we are driving. If there is nobody there and what can we do if the gas is run out. Did you try the GPS from your phone? When we were back to my husband's hometown, we depended on it when we drove in the highway.
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• United States
16 Oct
Oh yes, I am not a fan of getting lost (especially if I was a driver) but going with my fiancé I do feel safe. Just did not like the curvy narrow one way roads. I did GPS for the location we wanted to see but it said a different direction and my fiancé said all well and kept driving.
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@youless (86516)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Oct
@infatuatedbby This is why sometimes I think GPS may work better from mobile phone. As we can try different apps. If one doesn't work well, we still have a backup.
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• United States
16 Oct
@youless Yes, I use my phones GPS often too.
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@JustBhem (20629)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct
We always have our way, I mean we never experience getting lost because the boyfriend is good with roads and streets. But I also want to try something new. I think it's worth the fun. What do you think?
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• United States
16 Oct
I wouldn't mind adventuring if the road wasn't so dangerous! I'm just glad we made it home safely
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@JustBhem (20629)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Oct
@infatuatedbby Yeah, that's what matters most. You go home safe.
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• United States
16 Oct
@JustBhem Most definitely :)
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@YrNemo (7495)
15 Oct
That would be too scary for me since I have too many obligations at home (mouths to feed etc ). Would love to do that when I am a bit freer, just drive, perhaps to another state?
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• United States
16 Oct
I am too chicken, but it was during day light. Had it been night time, I would be totally spooked.
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@YrNemo (7495)
16 Oct
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@moffittjc (34467)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Oct
I think getting lost is a fun part of the adventure! I love to explore when I drive to different destinations. Obviously, if time is a consideration, I stick to the main roads, but if I have ample time, I'll take backroads and check out the scenery.
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• United States
16 Oct
Oh no no. I love being planned. I would have been more scared if it was night time, but luckily it was broad daylight. I wouldn't mind if the highway was straight but the roads were narrow, hills/mountains and curvy roads! Totally dangerous not to mention one way!
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@moffittjc (34467)
• Gainesville, Florida
18 Oct
@infatuatedbby But behind that fear, was there a sense of exhilaration of being able to drive through those narrow roads and around those hills and mountain curves?
@kepweng (5803)
19 Oct
im afraid to lost in a city what more in mountain jungle be careful with snakes and tribes?
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• United States
19 Oct
OH that would be scary! I am not a fan of exploring too much especially if its secluded.
@shaggin (25306)
• United States
16 Oct
That was a popular thing years ago just going for a ride. I however do not enjoy it. I would rather get out and walk so I don't miss anything. With higher bad prices I think that is what cut down on the driving around for fun days.
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• United States
16 Oct
I didn't mind before, but now I would prefer going somewhere I did some research or something! That way I can plan where to go or visit. Gas sure is increasing, it's $3 something here.
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@Hate2Iron (7325)
• Canada
15 Oct
I hate getting lost. I have a terrible sense of direction!
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• United States
16 Oct
As long as I am not the driver when I'm getting lost, then I'm fine!
@cttolledo (2314)
• Batangas, Philippines
15 Oct
Scary. My experience was different. We lost our way because of unrealible waze ap. Waze is good but there are moments that scary because not updated maps. So what we did is to go back from where we started and took another route.
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• United States
16 Oct
Oh yes. I have been lost a couple of times when the route was not updated on our phones. But we remember which way we took so we can go back just encase.
@sharon6345 (106271)
• United States
15 Oct
I am too scared for that kind of stuff to be honest. I hope it will go good for you.
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• United States
16 Oct
I made it home safely!
@antonbunot (9292)
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Oct
I used to go hiking with friends . . . but when we encountered a rattle snake . . . I don't go hiking anymore. So, I started to take a walk in the neighborhood to make myself physically fit. But that did not take long because I was attacked and bitten by a dog! So, now I just work out in our basement. Whew!