Sunday, October 10, 2010

Five Hikes for Halloween

With Halloween just three weeks away our friends over at Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine have published a list of the five most spookiest hikes in the southeast - each leading to a cemetery.

The magazine points out that the rich history of the Southern Appalachians, including the frontiersmen, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and the Cherokee and the Scotch-Irish cultures with their rich storytelling traditions, have created a recipe for an abundance of ghost tales.

Among their list are hikes to the Sarver Hollow Shelter on the Appalachian Trail, the Ghost House Trail in Big Ridge State Park, Corbin Cabin in Shenandoah National Park, and South Mountain Battlefield in Smith Mountain State Park.

They also have a hike to two cemeteries in the Great Smoky Mountains. They list the name of the trail as "Norton Creek Trail". Now I could be wrong, but I believe they actually mean the Noland Creek Trail (please correct me if so).

You can read the full article by clicking here.


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