Haunted Hikes, Spine Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks
"Andrea Lankford raises the hair on your neck in this book of spooky spots and ghostly grottoes." —National Geographic Traveler
"I'll never look at the Grand Canyon the same way again. From now on, I'm sleeping with the lights on!" —Chuck Sypher, Grand Canyon park ranger
Combining the popularity of ghost stories with the traditional aspects of a park trail guide, these creepy hikes lead courageous climbers and armchair adventurers through some of the scariest, most mysterious places in North America. Thoroughly investigated, yet often tongue-in-cheek, these tales behind the trails include the chupacabra that roams the swamps inside the Big Thicket National Preserve, the execution-style shooting of two General Motors executives at Crater Lake, and the pair of disembodied legs that have been seen running around inside the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center. A fright factor rating is listed for each hike, along with information on trailhead access, maps, and hike difficulty levels. From the wheelchair accessible to multi-day treks into the wilderness, the included trails cover a wide range of hiking abilities and even feature a haunted Louisiana bayou best reached by canoe or kayak.