Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North by Andrea Lankford

By Andrea Lankford

Ghosts! Curses! Hoaxes! Unsolved mysteries! Paranormal occasions! Take a stroll at the creepy aspect of North America's nationwide Parks! Andrea Lankford, a 12-year veteran ranger with the nationwide Park carrier, has written a completely investigated but usually tongue-in-cheek guidebook that takes the reader to the scariest, such a lot mysterious locations inside of North America's nationwide Parks.

Lankford stocks such eerie stories as John Brown's haunting of Harper's Ferry, the disembodied legs which have been obvious working round contained in the huge Cave customer heart, and the "wailing girl" who roams the path in the back of the Grand Canyon inn. Lankford additionally uncovers paranormal actions park viewers have skilled, corresponding to the chupacabra that roams the swamps inside of giant Thicket nationwide guard and the teenage bigfoot who rolled a park provider campground with bathroom paper.

She additionally reviews on long-forgotten unsolved murders, akin to the savage stabbing of a tender girl on Yosemite's path to reflect Lake, and the execution variety taking pictures of 2 common automobiles executives at Crater Lake. The witnesses to the supernatural occurrences are hugely credible people-rangers, park historians, river publications, and the like-and every one story has real relevance to the cultural or typical historical past of the park.

Haunted Hikes offers readers with the entire details they wish: for every hike: a "fright issue ranking" is indexed in addition to trailhead entry details, distinct 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 keen to make multi-day treks into desert components. fascinating images of many websites are included.

Haunted Hikes is certain to meet readers trying to find these spine-tingling moments if you start to ponder whether possibly, simply probably, we aren't alone.

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Akana’s favorite Pele story happened in 1974, years before he became a ranger, when he was only 14. It was about 5:30 in the morning. Neil and his father stopped at the store just outside the boundary of the park. They noticed an old Plymouth Valiant with fogged up windows parked across from the store. In the driver’s seat was an elderly Hawaiian man. In the back seat was a black dog. On the passenger side sat an elderly Hawaiian woman W CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII 61 wearing a white muumuu. It looked as if the old couple had been there all night, as if their car had broken down, stranding them just outside of the park.

Right: This mirror was in Room 8 during the time of Gram Parsons’s death. Joshua Tree Inn? A rustic bed and breakfast just outside of the park’s west entrance. Ask for room number eight. Gram Parsons never became a full-blown rock star, but he sure lived and died like one. The man many refer to as the father of country rock, Parsons hung out with the Rolling Stones, and his talent continues to influence many big-name musicians. Although the piney woods of Waycross, Georgia were his home, Parsons preferred the desert stones of Joshua Tree, especially Cap Rock, where he communed with nature, watched for UFOs, and got higher than a Russian satellite.

It was about 5:30 in the morning. Neil and his father stopped at the store just outside the boundary of the park. They noticed an old Plymouth Valiant with fogged up windows parked across from the store. In the driver’s seat was an elderly Hawaiian man. In the back seat was a black dog. On the passenger side sat an elderly Hawaiian woman W CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII 61 wearing a white muumuu. It looked as if the old couple had been there all night, as if their car had broken down, stranding them just outside of the park.

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