Hiking in a Straight Line
Seems like a simple task to hike in a straight line, but according to CNNhealth.com, hikers that do not have a point of reference, like the sun, have a tendency to hike in circles. New research in the journal Current Biology states that even though people think they are walking in a straight line, they in fact are not. Many have a tendency to veer either to the left or to the right, eventually circling around and round.
To walk straight, use a landmark such as the sun, a tower, or mountain to get your bearings and then walk towards it. If you’re hiking in dense woods, bring a compass or GPS unit because of sight limitations that may exist. Make sure that you know how to use whatever directional device you bring.