The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Why didn't Huck and Jim turn around after they realized they missed Cairo?

So I understand that Huck and Jim may have had reasons to go south rather than north at least originally. They had to go south to get to the Ohio River.

But then they miss Cairo. Rather than turn around they just keep going further and further south. They go further and further into slave territory.

What were they thinking? Did they have a plan?

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I think that although Huck is open minded, he still harbours the old Southern idea that he is doing something wrong by helping Jim. I think they really did miss Cairo in the fog, they just had other adventures to take care of.