Haunted Hikes

Haunted Hikes

Author: Maren Horjus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493030552

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Strange things happen in the woods—vanishing figures along backcountry paths, eerie noises half-heard near urban pathways, pungent and undefined smells blanketing forest trails. Science falls short of explaining these phenomena… Haunted Hikes tells the stories behind 100 spooky and sinister areas across the country—from the Ghost House Trail in Big Ridge State Park, Tennessee, where photographs of the cemetery yield silhouettes of families laid to rest there, to the Transept Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, where a wailing woman in a white dress with blue flowers is often seen pacing the rim. This book pinpoints the trails and reveals their unnerving histories. Within these pages are also basic hike specifications like distance and difficulty, as well as the trailhead GPS where applicable. The book won’t take you on a mile-by-mile journey—you’re on your own for that one, if you dare…

Haunted Hikes

Haunted Hikes

Author: Andrea Lankford

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 9781595809858

Category: Travel

Page: 374

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Ghosts! Curses! Hoaxes! Unsolved mysteries! Paranormal events! Take a walk on the creepy side of North America's National Parks! Andrea Lankford, a 12-year veteran ranger with the National Park Service, has written a thoroughly investigated yet often tongue-in-cheek guidebook that takes the reader to the scariest, most mysterious places inside North America's National Parks. Lankford shares such eerie tales as John Brown's haunting of Harper's Ferry, the disembodied legs that have been seen running around inside the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center, and the "wailing woman" who roams the trail behind the Grand Canyon Lodge. Lankford also uncovers paranormal activities park visitors have experienced, such as the chupacabra that roams the swamps inside Big Thicket National Preserve and the teenage bigfoot who rolled a park service campground with toilet paper. She also reports on long-forgotten unsolved murders, such as the savage stabbing of a young woman on Yosemite's trail to Mirror Lake, and the execution style shooting of two General Motors executives at Crater Lake. The witnesses to the supernatural occurrences are highly credible people-rangers, park historians, river guides, and the like-and each tale has factual relevance to the cultural or natural history of the park. Haunted Hikes provides readers with all the information they need: for each hike: a "fright factor rating" is listed along with trailhead access information, detailed trail maps, and hike difficulty levels. Most of the haunted sites included in the book can be reached by the average hiker, some are wheelchair accessible, and others are for intrepid backpackers willing to make multi-day treks into wilderness areas. Intriguing photographs of many sites are included. Haunted Hikes is sure to satisfy readers looking for those spine-tingling moments when you begin to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we are not alone.

Haunted Hikes

Haunted Hikes

Author: Andrea Lankford

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN: 1595800093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 373

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Ghosts! Curses! Hoaxes! Unsolved mysteries! Paranormal events! Take a walk on the creepy side of North America's National Parks! Andrea Lankford, a 12-year veteran ranger with the National Park Service, has written a thoroughly investigated yet often tongue-in-cheek guidebook that takes the reader to the scariest, most mysterious places inside North America's National Parks. Lankford shares such eerie tales as John Brown's haunting of Harper's Ferry, the disembodied legs that have been seen running around inside the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center, and the "wailing woman" who roams the trail behind the Grand Canyon Lodge. Lankford also uncovers paranormal activities park visitors have experienced, such as the chupacabra that roams the swamps inside Big Thicket National Preserve and the teenage bigfoot who rolled a park service campground with toilet paper. She also reports on long-forgotten unsolved murders, such as the savage stabbing of a young woman on Yosemite's trail to Mirror Lake, and the execution style shooting of two General Motors executives at Crater Lake. The witnesses to the supernatural occurrences are highly credible people-rangers, park historians, river guides, and the like-and each tale has factual relevance to the cultural or natural history of the park. Haunted Hikes provides readers with all the information they need: for each hike: a "fright factor rating" is listed along with trailhead access information, detailed trail maps, and hike difficulty levels. Most of the haunted sites included in the book can be reached by the average hiker, some are wheelchair accessible, and others are for intrepid backpackers willing to make multi-day treks into wilderness areas. Intriguing photographs of many sites are included. Haunted Hikes is sure to satisfy readers looking for those spine-tingling moments when you begin to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we are not alone.

Haunted Hike

Haunted Hike

Author: Patrick Carman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545019408

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 82

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Believing that they all have seen a ghost floating about in Camp Canyon while out trick-or-treating, Elliot and his friends think there is a mystery to be solved and so venture forth to find out more about the strange apparition haunting their squirrel neighborhood. Reprint.

The Nantucket Haunted Hike Presents: Haunted Nantucket Island Twenty-two True Nantucket Ghost Stories

The Nantucket Haunted Hike Presents: Haunted Nantucket Island Twenty-two True Nantucket Ghost Stories

Author: WB Alexander

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462804092

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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The Nantucket Haunted Hike Presents: Haunted Nantucket Island is the culmination of two years of interviews and research as made by author WB Alexander in the field of Nantucket ghost stories. All twenty two you will find in this book are true and told by those who witnessed the occurrances.

Spooky Trails and Tall Tales California

Spooky Trails and Tall Tales California

Author: Tom Ogden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493042463

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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California is home to Hollywood stars, gorgeous vineyards, and some of the most haunted areas of the country. Its immense wilderness has been the setting for mysterious disappearances, unsolved murders, and bone-chilling supernatural occurrences. Exploring all the spookiness the state has to offer has been a difficult challenge… until now. Spooky Trails and Tall Tales California features different spooky stories across northern, central, and southern California. Accompanying each of these captivating tales is hiking information for the brave reader interested in venturing into the wilderness to test their mettle. Written in an engaging, “campfire-style” voice and with dozens of stories and hikes throughout, readers will discover and explore the haunted history of the Golden State.

Backpacker

Backpacker

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Page: 92

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

Haunted Trail Tales

Haunted Trail Tales

Author: Amy Hoitsma

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461748076

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

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Everyone loves a good ghost story, and Haunted Trail Tales will make the hairs on your neck stand on edge. A collection of beloved contemporary and classic ghostly tales, this anthology is sure to spoke even the most unrattled. Featuring twelve stories from a variety of well-known authors, this is the perfect book to read aloud from by the campfire. Contributors include H. G. Wells, Victor Sawdon Pritchett, T.V. Olsen, Ambrose Bierce, and more.

Paths Less Traveled: Tramping on Trails (And Sometimes Not) to Find New Hampshire's Special Places

Paths Less Traveled: Tramping on Trails (And Sometimes Not) to Find New Hampshire's Special Places

Author: Gordon DuBois

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781645306771

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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PATHS LESS TRAVELED By: Gordon DuBois Many a fascinating tale is told in this outstanding collection of hiking columns penned by avid tramper Gordon DuBois. Paths Less Traveled takes the reader along trails – and sometimes off-trail - far and wide across the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and the lonesome North Country. Within these pages you’ll find vivid narratives of treks to peaks, ponds, waterfalls, old logging railroad grades, abandoned villages, big trees, little-known conservation lands, and many other interesting destinations. The trips range from family-friendly strolls to epic bushwhacks and daunting rock scrambles. Along the way the author provides a generous helping of local historical lore. Also included are useful tips on safe hiking in summer and winter, leave no trace principles, senior fitness, and a canine perspective from Reuben, the author’s faithful trail companion. Paths Less Traveled will be a treasured addition to any New Hampshire hiker’s bookshelf. Steven D. Smith, Co-Editor of the AMC White Mountain Guide Paths Less Traveled describes several trails in Meredith complete with details on how to find them and what to expect when I get there. I am a novice hiker with a young dog and Gordon's book has helped us to get started on adventures without feeling overwhelmed by trails that are too challenging or too crowded for us. Erin Apostolos, Director Meredith Public Library If you are an explorer who likes to seek out destinations that are a bit different or are off the radar away from the crowds, Paths Less Traveled is for you. Author Gordon DuBois draws upon his extensive experience hiking throughout New England to bring the reader to some locations that are more well-known and many that are not, some by trail and others by bushwhack. Peppered with personal anecdotes and interesting historical narratives, Paths Less Traveled is a captivating read and will appeal to both the experienced and novice hiker. Ken MacGray, Co-Editor of the AMC Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, 5th Edition

Ghosts of Berkshires

Ghosts of Berkshires

Author: Robert Oakes

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439671207

Category: History

Page: 124

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“You’ll never look at the region the same way again after reading about the tunnel from hell, toe-tugging spirits, and the curse of the mummy.” —The Boston Globe Before it became a haven for arts and culture, the Berkshires was a rugged, sparsely populated frontier. From the early days of Revolutionary fervor and industrial enterprise to today’s tourism, many chilling stories remain. A lost girl haunts a cemetery in Washington, and mysterious spirits still perform at Tanglewood. From the ghostly halls of the Houghton Mansion to the eerie events at the Hoosac Tunnel, residents and visitors alike have felt fear and awe in these hills, telling tales of shadow figures, disembodied voices and spectral trains. Author Robert Oakes, who has given ghost tours at The Mount in Lenox for more than a decade, leads this spirited journey through history. “The rich history of this region—spanning more than two centuries—includes spine-tingling tales from almost every town in the county. Oakes culled many of them for his book, which touches on myriad metaphysicals, including ‘The Undead Hessian of Egremont,’ ‘Highwood’s Ghost at Tanglewood,’ and ‘The Ghostly Guest in 301: The Red Lion Inn’—each of which will inspire readers to ‘peer into the shadows beyond the beam of [their] flashlight.’” —The Berkshire Edge

What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

What Happens Next? Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

Author: Gail de Vos

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846348

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society. • Extended examples of the literature and references to contemporary legends • Relevant, insightful comments from seasoned authors in the genre • A comprehensive overview of recent available research • A list of Internet sites that debunk or confirm urban legends