I've been out Lefty, (or Lefty's as I thought it was called) I think you are over dramatizing that one a bit. It is a bit of a pita getting out of there though. Especially if you don't use your head about it. It's like the guy who spent two nights in the back country because he ducked a rope at Keystone. He realized he was out of bounds and tired to back track but couldn't do it. So he ended up staying put. Now, if he had of continued down, he would have hit the forest service road (popular with snow shoe and cross country users) and could have walked back out to civilization no problem. Regardless, Lefty creek did cost us a few hours of time getting out of there and back to the resort. No small detour by any means, and for some people, it would be way more than they wanted to deal with.