So, I was facing a classic issue. I see where I want to go, but I'm not sure of how to get there. : ) I knew that I wanted to go to the country off to the left of that big hill in the distance. What I didn't know at that time was, if I keep following this trail, will I eventually come to some sort of a trail that will cut off to the left to where I want to go? Or, will I just keep hiking down the trail and miss the best route? Even, should I just get off the trail now and cut directly towards where I want to go? Because, well, you know, it "looks" pretty flat. Not many trees. Well, I knew better. All that nice flat looking area is really bushy, tussock filled, water holes, and no trails. In this case, as in many, the shortest route was NOT the best route. So, I kept heading down the trail.