Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

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Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

There is no doubt that a google map is an essential tool for most people in their day-to-day lives. It provides the best service for finding places when you drive. Other than that, calculate the best routes with the least traffic and even provide you with timetables, recommendations, and opening hours. So how can you go anywhere without the google map?

But when something went wrong with a map, you may be completely lost. Who knows that such kind of incident adds colors to life. Bruce, an Australian guy, faced such kind of “completely lost” incident. As suggested by the google map, He took a shortcut, which he never thoughts he would be. Scroll below to check his journey, and don’t forget to share your experience if you have.

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“So I have a reasonably heavily upgraded Ford Ranger, and when google maps told me that there’d be a quick, 15min savings while doing off road, I thought “yeah sure, let’s give it a try”. I was meeting mates to go camping for the night.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime
Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“The road google maps took me down initially… this road hadn’t been traveled for a while D: This is in a pine plantation – hence all the felled trees.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“After this area, I realized I might have bitten off more than I could chew due to the fact there was very limited space to turn around…. so I kept going anyway. I had about ~1000km of diesel (~550miles) left, a tent, a CB UHF radio and enough water and beer to survive a night. Cell access is available from the top of some hills.

This is in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“About 500m road leading down a mountain…. These drops are each heavily rutted. No problems. But I did realize that after this it could be troublesome going back… so onwards!”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“More ruts… There was a lot of “controlled” sliding going on, which is where you are literally sliding on the belly of your car, using the steepness to help keep you sliding, without guarantee of wheels touching the ground.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime
Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“After the sketchyness I ended up in a bit of a rainforest. So took some photos while crossing rivers.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime
Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime
Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“The road turned to more of this which was nice and just a scenic drive.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime
Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“Allo there. The kangaroos here were pretty laid back and didn’t really care that I was driving up next to them.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“Hey buddy. Apologies for the fuzzyness, the phone camera was zoomed. Come at me bro!”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“More come at me bros.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“The one on the left decided to hop away. After this I made it to my campsite, not 15mins early but 2hrs late… It was worth the adventure anyway.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

“And this little guy gave us a visit the next day. It was 45c/113f according to my car… It felt like it. Previous day was about 38.”

Guy Tries To Take A 15 Min ‘Shortcut’ Suggested By Google Maps, Gets A Lesson And A Trip Of A Lifetime

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