By Andrea Lankford
Lankford stocks such eerie stories as John Brown's haunting of Harper's Ferry, the disembodied legs which have been noticeable working round contained in the gigantic Cave customer heart, and the "wailing girl" who roams the path in the back of the Grand Canyon resort. Lankford additionally uncovers paranormal actions park viewers have skilled, resembling the chupacabra that roams the swamps within tremendous Thicket nationwide guard and the teenage bigfoot who rolled a park carrier campground with rest room paper.
She additionally studies on long-forgotten unsolved murders, equivalent to the savage stabbing of a tender lady on Yosemite's path to reflect Lake, and the execution variety taking pictures of 2 basic cars executives at Crater Lake. The witnesses to the supernatural occurrences are hugely credible people-rangers, park historians, river courses, and the like-and every one story has actual relevance to the cultural or traditional heritage of the park.
Haunted Hikes presents readers with all of the info they want: for every hike: a "fright issue ranking" is indexed besides trailhead entry info, designated path maps, and hike trouble degrees. lots of the haunted websites incorporated within the publication may be reached via the common hiker, a few are wheelchair obtainable, and others are for intrepid backpackers prepared to make multi-day treks into desert components. interesting pictures of many websites are included.
Haunted Hikes is bound to meet readers searching for these spine-tingling moments in the event you start to wonder whether might be, simply probably, we're not alone.
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Yet the locals also speak of darker things. Ancient burial grounds that will curse or haunt anyone who visits them. “Pokani Nights” when red-eyed “night marchers,” the spirits of native warriors, patrol their ancient battlegrounds searching for long dead enemies. They say that anyone encountering the night marchers must drop to the ground and play dead or they will be killed.
Lukewarm springs are behind the abandoned houses if you’re ready for a soak. It is a brutal, exposed-to-the-elements route past this point. Only skilled off-road drivers with a high clearance vehicle should drive past Warm Springs. This park is extremely unforgiving. Do your homework for this route even if you drive it. 40 HAUNTED HIKES Death Valley National Park Racetrack Playa, Skidoo Ghost Town, Barker Ranch, Devil’s Hole DESCRIPTION: A visit to Barker Ranch will certainly feel like an adventure deep into the black heart of Death Valley.
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Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks by Andrea Lankford