When you hike in the wilderness, you will find that trails are often not marked. Sometimes, the trail disappears altogether all of a sudden. When that happens, see if you can spot a cairn nearby.
Cairn: (Def.) A mound of rough stones built as a memorial or landmark, typically on a hilltop or skyline.
Cairns are left by hikers to assist other hikers when the trail is confusing to follow.
If you happen to find the path but don’t see a cairn, feel free to leave a cairn next to the path for other hikers. Someone will be grateful for your kind gesture.
I personally enjoy hikes that call for cairn searching. I feel connected to other hikers who’s been there before me. Also, this type of hike hones your problem-solving skills and brings an adventurous vibe to the hike.