Today is Halloween, and what better way to celebrate if you're not out trick or treating yourself than to curl up underneath the covers and read about America's scariest trails, haunted hikes, or paranormal activity in the deep woods to scare the bejeebers out of you next time you venture into the wilderness.
Here are a few links to check out to get you into the mood of the holiday:
* Just in time for the scariest season of the year, Backpacker Magazine has put together a collection of "America's Scariest Trails."
* Earlier this month Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine published a list of the five most spookiest hikes in the southeast - each leading to a cemetery.
* Over at the Hiking Boots blog they put together an interesting collection of videos purportedly showing various paranormal activities in the wild.
* If that's not enough for you, check out Juanitta Baldwin's Smoky Mountain Ghostlore, a collection of ghost and paranormal tales from the Smokies that just can't be explained. Or, how about Andrea Lankford's Haunted Hikes, a collection of "Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks" from a former national park ranger.