I have one similar from work. They are nice. Could have used it today. I was 20' from the water, could hear it, but couldn't see it or figure out how to get there.I ended up with two of these. The one I have works well.
CRKT Chanceinhell 18" Machete. $30 + shipping. Located in Seattle
I've used machetes exactly for that! When I was in high school, a friend and I saw a small lake on a map that we decided to get to. We took a logging road as close as we could to the lake, then set out overland. It took us two hours of hacking away at NW Oregon rain forest to get to the lake. We fished there for a while, then circled the lake and found another logging road nearby. We took it and it dropped us off about 25 yards from where we had left the car, LOL!Great for bushwhacking to the next hole