Only 1.1 miles back to the trailhead


Many of today’s handheld radios feature a built-in GPS and other navigation aides. When you are out hiking, not only can you stay in voice contact, you can mark a waypoint at your starting location and use the built-in GPS to navigate back to your starting point. In the case of this image, I had marked the location of my truck in the parking area at Desolation Canyon in Death Valley National Park.