Very sound advice. I rarely carried a compass when I lived in CO, or even KY. Just turned alot and stayed "fixed" to known landmarks.
But then I moved to the Adirondacks. Up here, you can turn 360, 720, even 1080, and your view isn't necessarily going to change. In fact, turn enough and you just might disorient yourself.
This has happened to me an led to some self-embarrassment after 25 years in the backcountry:
I once left a known trail in the Adirondacks while tracking some game. 100yds in, I was hopelessly lost! Even the GPS was misleading me. I didn't trust my senses, at least at first, because everything looked the same - in every direction. Fortunately, my sense of direction got me back to the known trail. I'm the only one who was the wiser, until now, of course. But, for a few uncomfortable minutes, I knew what it was like to not really know which way was home.
So, Please do it all. Maps, compass, GPS, turn around - even cheat if you have to.
. Not sure how you cheat, but the point is always stay oriented and cognizant of your surroundings in the backcountry!