Hit the trail with ease. I was trying to have Kent Clark and Big Mile catch up. To my surprise I found out from a south bounder, they already had passed me. Picked up my pace, as I came to the endangered species closure. Right before the closure, I missed my turn and kept heading north on the ridge. I followed the ridge for four tough miles north. The trail was normal size when I took it but gradually faded to a small trail after just two miles. Since I sent my broken phone home, I had no GPS. I was along ways off track, but I knew eventually I would run into the trail and the road if i headed south. My water amount was also becoming an important situation. So I went south into a canyon hoping to find water and hopefully run into the trail. I could see on my old scurvy map the was a trail that might meet up with the PCT. So I took it. After about two hours of heading south I was able to find the trail and a creek with plenty of flowing water. Drank tons of water, so I wouldn’t have to carry as much up and out of Copper Canyon.