Handrails

Navigators should always be on the lookout for handrails, which are definite linear features such as tracks, sharp-topped spurs or ridges, fencelines etc., which are roughly aligned with your intended course. If the handrail is offset to one side and not exactly in the right direction it still may be worth detouring for, especially if it makes the going easier. Creeks or gullies as handrails must be assessed on their individual merits, as often they are not easy going. It may be possible, however, to travel parallel to them, just out of the denser scrub or just off the steepest ground.