allamericanmark January 31, 2012 at 8:29am
Have you hiked in those mountains?? They are not single ridge, but have layers of ridges that extend in a wide line. There are many canyons, intertwined ridges not unlike a maze. While at first one would think that you could just climb to the top of one of these ridges and have clear line of sight, often you do not. An inexperience person with no orientation skills could indeed become lost, and every years several do.