Haunted Hikes!

Haunted HikesIf you missed the Outdoors Club’s “Spooky Halloween Hike” last Sunday, have no fear (or do have fear, actually)…

The Sierra Club hosts after-dark hikes through Griffith Park every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To partake, just meet up at the upper merry-go-round parking lot at 7pm on any of those evenings (but double check the Sierra Club website first to make sure details haven’t changed.)

On Sunday’s hike, we walked past Forest Lawn Cemetery along our way, and then encountered a half dozen wolves who ran off into Griffith’s dark recesses when they realized they were outnumbered. The hike ended at Amir’s Garden… I was disappointed we didn’t see the infamous picnic table, which I’m pretty sure survived the fire.

And if you’re REALLY into discovering haunted trails, you should check out Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America’s National Parks by Andrea Lankford, with over fifty different parks to read about. Unfortunately, the closest the book gets to Los Angeles are trails at Joshua Tree and Death Valley… however, we’re giving away a copy of the book to one of readers, no matter what part of the country they’re from.

To enter, just leave us a comment with your email address. Please also use this as an opportunity to tell us about anything creepy you’ve ever seen while camping or hiking, in or out of L.A. We’ll also be just as happy if you’ve heard of any similar stories. We’ll randomly select a winner next Wednesday, October 16th at noon.