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BACKPACKER Halloween Special

Heading out into the woods this weekend? Stock up on scary ghost stories and frightening trail tales in our special Halloween section.
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America’s Scariest Trails: What are You Afraid of?
Haunted mountains? Vanished campers? Bloodthirsty creatures? An evil wind that lures hikers over a waterfall? We dare you to hike America’s scariest trails.

The Lost Boy of the Ozarks
After three decades of silence, a reporter reveals the story he was afraid to write.

Terror in the Trees
Ghost stories always seem scarier beside a flickering campfire. So, dim your headlamp and scoot up closer: our writer-at-large explores the ghoulish beginnings of these age-old tales and shares a few of his all-time favorite blood-curdlers. We dare you to read on.

Tell a Great Ghost Story: How to Scare People and Win Friends
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could turn your friends into mewling, terrified–I mean, wouldn’t it be cool to be able to tell a great ghost story on your next camping trip? Here’s how.

The 10 Most Dangerous Hikes in America
Like your life and limbs intact? Then you’d better get skilled before visiting these trails.

Conquer Your Fears!
From the latest scientific research to on-trail tips and coping strategies, here’s everything you need to know to conquer your terrors.

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  1. Give Yourself A Good Scare With Spooky, Haunted Hiking Trails | Merrell

    […] For other spooky trails hike the 14.5 mile loop from Chisos Basin and see if you can spot Chief Alsate on the mountain or the glowing orbs in the desert the northwest, or strike out on a quick night-hike along the 1.5 mile Brown Mountain Ridge to see if you can spot the Brown Mountain Lights. Check out this list from to find books full of stories on a whole lot more haunted hiking trails. […]

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