Well, now that two people have reported getting lost in the same spot on the hike, I decided that I should insert a cautionary note in the body of the hike description. Hopefully, that should prevent others from making the same mistake. Gwennie, I hope that you enjoyed your hike yesterday. Please let us know how it went!
I’m sorry you got lost on the hike. I have carefully reviewed the hike description that I posted on the website, and it is correct as written. You apparently failed to turn “sharply right” at the junction of the Long Path with the A-SB Trail, as the description instructs you to do. I should also mention (for the benefit of others who may wish to follow this hike description) that if you pass a large rock with the inscription “Times Square” on your right, you have gone too far and should turn around and retrace your steps on the A-SB Trail. In any case where the trail you are following does not match the description of the hike, you should immediate retrace your steps and carefully reread the description to see if you might have made a wrong turn.
Here is a link to a page on our website which suggests what to do if you get lost:
Despite our best efforts, hikers will make errors in navigation. This is due to many causes: changed circumstances on the trail, missing blazes, distractions offered by the woods and the company of other hikers. When hiking, you should always take along a map and compass and know how to use them.