Yea for Elder Holland for putting things in perspective!
When I heard the story, it was told that the right road was much longer and they traveled for several hours in the dark and if they hadn't taken the shorter road in the daylight but instead immediately started on the longer road, they may have second guessed themselves and doubled back, not knowing which road was right. Then they would have been lost in the canyon's freezing temperatures overnight. However, knowing that the shorter road was the wrong road, they had peace and a sure knowledge the road they were traveling was the right one, regardless of the time it took to travel it.
Love Elder Holland! He has always been one of my favorites........possibly because he was the president of BYU when I first attended!!