I have noticed on the trooper reports of late that they have been spending a lot of time looking for overdue and lost hunters. A good idea before you leave is to print out a copy of the topo map where you are going, draw a predicted path, camp sites and have alternate routes picked out as well. An expected return date and an overdue date. Give the map to 2 different people just in case.

If you don't have a map, but can call it up on the internet, hit "Print Screen" on the keyboard and paste the image into Word, PageMaker or other program. You can then print the map out and mark it from there.

Keep safe guys.