Now we were set up on a mountain range encamped on the other side of this valley when I began my walk. I went to the location to find that everyone had moved out. The problem was that it was by this time getting dark. I looked back across from where I began and took off for that place only to find that I could not find it.
It all looked so much the same. I went back and forth across that valley five or six times trying to relocate where I originally took off from.
I found myself in a difficult situation. I was now lost out there at NTC on foot with only one canteen of water.
It was dark. I could not find any sign of light or anything. I kept walking thinking I should run into something somewhere. Off in the distance I could hear tanks barreling down and I certainly didn’t want to be hit by one of those bad boys.
I kept walking, I was sweating alot as it was still hot and humid even at night there in the Southwest American Majave Desert. I kept watching for rattlesnakes as I certainly didn’t want to walk into a nest of those things out there.