When hiking off-trail, it’s important to keep an eye on where you’ve been as well as where you’re going. Otherwise, you run the risk of what experienced hikers call being “ledged out”, which means you’ve descended to a point where you can’t go any farther, but you’ve slid down so far that you can’t go back up and try a different route. It’s a good metaphor for life as well. This is part of a complete episode.

  1. Matt says:

    Here in the Los Angeles area we have always called this cliffed out. Which I have done. I did self rescue but lesson learned

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