Have any experienced hikers gotten lost on the AT, Gone the wrong way, etc..? I know this may seem like a stupid question or maybe this has been talked about before, but I got lost on the trial this past fall in NC/TN..... with all the leaves covering th trail, I ended up on what must have been on a old part of the trail that was re-routed. The blazes were not removed or painted over, probably looking down to much and not ahead (my own stupidity) but was wondering how common is this. I eventally found my way but I was a little embarrased about it. I'm sure everyone gotten off track a time or two.
If any has some insite to this or a story of what happened to them, it would be interesting to hear.