As the sun was setting, we decided to enjoy a final hike on the first evening of our trip. We wandered in various directions, not paying attention to any sort of path, or direction, besides that I had my trusty Silva compass in my pocket. I checked it from time to time, to be sure that I knew the way back to our campsite. I figured it would become quite dark when night set in, but we didn't anticipate it to be so bloody blacked out. The moon was to be full for the perfect spooky Halloween weekend, but the mountains that peaked around us blocked out the moon's light until closer to midnight.
So we were wandering through the woods, almost blind from the lack of light, until I shined the light from my phone onto the Silva CL Hi-Vis and off we were, back the direction we came. I was a bit weary at first, but all worked out well in the end. To be honest, if we didn't have a solid compass with us, we likely would have had to make due sleeping in the woods, in the start of winter, and who knows, perhaps we may not have even made it through the night.
(Photo #1, #3 by Brandon Elijah Scott / Eye & Pen)
(Photo #2 via silvacompass.com)