I think that when you have a very bright child, safety rules are more likely to be followed if you explain the logic. Break down your rules as to the reasons why, as in "We need to know specifically where you are so that if you were ever to be hurt and unable to walk for help we would know where to look. We also need you to be back by X time so we can check in and find out where you are going next". Explaining your feelings is good, too, but logic is likely to be on par for both of you. Both my older children (both gifted) follow rules much more consistently for people who explain why. Take advantage of the good reading skills and awareness and use it to show your daughter where your point of view comes from
so true farmer beth. there are some kids for whom those things work really, really well. i have never had a safety issue thing with dd.
however even at 7 i was giving her opportunities that others didnt give her. i was loosening the string and testing her to see if she could follow the rules. and she did. so its amazing.
if i tell her no with no explanation - i might as well have never told her no.