Hiking in the dark is terrifying
>>1508930No. Why? It's not like anyone should be doing that unless they have a good reason anyway.
Of course. There is a reason why our ancestors knew to stay by the campfires and not go hunting at night. It's in our genetics to do the same. Dont go hiking at night.
>>1508930I used to in mt. lion territory in the hopes a nigga would.
>>1508930I don't mind it in places I'm sure there's no wildlife, like the alpinebut yeah fuck hiking thru a forest at night
>>1508965Evening hikes are routine during the SAS selection process. Git gud. Hiking at night is an awesome experience
>>1508965Genetics lead us astray too (drugs, junk food, sex, entertainment, etc). For most people, mountain lions, bears or wolves are not a possibility, so what's so bad about it?
I thought I was so smart to start hiking at 4am to reach a lookout spot at daybreak. Stumbled upon a sleeping (and very unpredictable) moose and her calf. Never hiking in the dark again.
>>1508930Gun, flashlight, and for extra intimidation effect if anticipating other humans, get a good laser.Deep woods is something else though. Even with a flashlight it's pretty easy to get fuck all lost stumbling around deep woods in the dark.
>>1509486Apart from your amusing conspiracy theorism, you're missing the point. Genetics make us predisposed towards addiction to drugs, wanting to eat calorie dense food, wanting to have sex, and watch entertainment.
I'd be terrified if predators were still living in the area or if I was near a city.Other than that it's no problem, what really fucks me up is the thought of lying in my tent sleeping and being defenseless.I once woke up because a deer walked around in camp and cramped up from fear, not pleasent but I took myself together and said hello. Heard it trot away and felt relief. Worst experience was camping at the German/Danish border and waking up from distant shouting in 2015. During that time waves of immigrants flooded from Germany to Denmark and a group was close. Packed up my gear and sneaked towards the voices. They were walking on a logging path with phone music, using their built in flashlights. Didn't feel safe anymore but I was too far away from the car so I crawled into an area with some really dense bushes, some with thorns and put down my tarp and sleeping bag. Had to pull out 6 ticks and had a spider bite but it's better than getting robbed and eventually killed by barbarians lol.
It’s okay if you’re not afraid of the dark.Only thing thats shitty about hiking in the dark is the natural tendency for humans to look for the path of least resistance when walking in the forest. Meaning that it’s extremely easy to see alternative paths everywhere since you can’t see too far. Had a short night hike 2 weeks ago and walked off the path twice because of this.
>>1508930not when you have your dad and his friend with hunting rifles, and you have one yourself. its damn right soothing knowing anything out there can't do crap to you.Guns really are the great equalizer
>>1509527no that's the fun partanimals are the bad part
>>1509128A gun is no good against a witch my friend.
Why, there's nothing to be afraid, we're all friendly here man come join us
>>1509584I've killed worse than a witch with a gun.
>>1509546what about chimps with revolvers?
>>1509547There is nothing fun about getting lost in a dark forest, because it can become very difficult to find your way back.On the other hand, what are the animals gonna do to you?Run away from you because they can't tell why a hovering ball of light is approaching them from the darkness, that's what.
>>1508930That's why you go when it's a full moon. I used to do some illegal fishing on full moons. But it got too risky with the rangers having helicopters and IRNV now like they're Skynet.
>>1509754>That's when you go when it's a full moon.Mother nature unironically flips the fuck out during a full moon. In law enforcement, the most bizarre cases normally occur on a full moon. If there's something completely unexplainable occurring, it's normally a full moon. >inb4 gtfo to /x/
Tbh I'm more afraid of people when hiking than animals. I'd rather not end up a missing person's case after getting raped by some mountain killer
>>1509834>he thinks mountain killers are real
>>1509834Urbanite train of thought.If you were going to go fishing, would you go down to a healthy lake, or climb a tree with no lakes in sight?
>>1509838yeah man i wouldn't worry about it
>hiking in Jordan last winter>sunsets at like 1700>first couple of nights make camp with the sunset, then twiddle my thumbs for ages>get bored of this so decide I'll spend a couple of hours hiking into the dark till at least 1900>the stars are great so it's worth it>first night goes well, having a blast>finally get kinda tired so start to look around for somewhere to lay down>I'm high up so ideally want some sort of natural wind break>group of pines>awesome>get my mat, bivy, and sleeping bag laid out>start to snack while I wait for my couscous to finish soaking>hear a growl not too far off>spooked. there are loads of semi wild shephards dogs around>here more growls and they are getting closer>growls now from several different directions>cram every into my pack and bolt>fucking trying to fend off dogs in the darkNeedless to say for the rest of the hike I made sure I had a dog free campsite before dark.
>>1509834do you happen to be a small-average sized woman?
Night hiking is super fun as long as you dont get disoriented, do it more and you'll be desensitized to the fear
>>1509860This, you also don't get dehydrated as fast, which is important when hiking through a desert. And even if there are actual animals, they're gonna be too afraid/blinded by your flashlight anyways.
>>1509094>so what's so bad about it?Skinwalkers come out at night.
>>1509759Have you got some stories for us then?
>>1509009"hike" is not the same as "death march", son.
>>1509867Where is this?
>>1508930the reason im terrified of the night innawoods is becuase my town is notorious for missing hikers and campers. It goes along with my town's history of supposed witches and warlocks, back in the 1700s a bunch of pilgrims hung a witch and the witch cursed the forest, they never went to the forest alone. The most recent disappearance was a year ago when a 21-year-old hiker followed a 21 mile long trail that lead to a town over, she was one of 6 bodies ever found of the 67 that have gone missing since supposed witch cursed the forest. She was mangled beyond belief, the police determined her cause of death was a rock slide but the most convincing factor that would ever make anyone think it was a landslide was the fact there was a rockface above her, there wasn't any rocks on her or around her, just rubble that had been there for a while.Tbh i think the witch killed her, i dont fuck with that trail anymore
>>1510158Where is this forest at anon? Sounds awfully familiar to one we have over in northern CT. I've never felt as uncomfortable as I do in those few acres of woods
>>1510158I recently drove from KY to Richmond to see my grandma, and wanted to see Roanoke on the way back, but my dog got sick so I had to rush home.
>>1508930did it once on acid
>>1510158>witches and warlocksfuck.. thanks for putting that concept in my brain
>>1508930It’s really not scary at all unless your alone I guess, but why would you be hiking in the dark alone? Set up camp before dark to avoid injuries, encounters with wildlife and paranormal encounters.
>>1508930add a light...even from a watch on your arm...to reduce the terrifying-ness
>>1508930Hiking in the dark isn't terrifying, but at around 3am everything seems to be out hunting.
>>1509754>Full moon when there's a snow coverThe comfiest night hiking, it's barely darker than an overcast day.
>>1509857did they get your couscous?
>>1509867I was literally about to step on a rattlesnake one time when I was hiking back home in the dark. My foot was actually in the air about to come down on it. Then I heard it rattling.I jumped back and it was raised up in a cobra position, ready to strike if I got too close. I ended up smashing it with a rock. Smashed the fuck out of it. It's head was completely flattened.
>>1510158honestly can't tell if these x posts are bait or notcould go either way since Americans are the stupidest nation on earth
>>1509951There's no skinwalkers or sasquatch out in woods at nights. Blockhead nonsense.
>>1509838Nice try mountain killer
>>1509009>SAS>be me 14 y/o scoutfag>sleeping in tent at summer camp>get woken up at 1 am>blindfolded>get driven around in a car>30 minutes pass>get out of car middle of a forest road>get told to walk south for about an hour >do so>get back to camp>marshmallows at campfire at 3 am>happyHiking at night is surreal, enjoy the stars, try navigating by them it's not terribly difficult.Look for fireflies or listen for critters in the forest.
>>1510298Americans are as superstitious as the rest of the world. Europeans lost their culture with their forests.
have to admit that I am on edge when walking a couple of miles through wolf territory at nightwith no humans around they are the biggest threat along with boars
>>1510695Yeah if we tried that in my old troop, 95% of the scouts would end up dead, and the 5% who made it back to camp would tell their parents and there'd be a lawsuit.
>be me>hiking at night>dense forest, new moon>fuck we're lost>no stars, let's just bushwack in one direction till we hit a road>hours later>this lake looks familiar>shit>be me>walking alone with doggo>stalked by a group of coyotes>kinda cool actually but worried for dogthey slept less than 15 feet outside my tent, wtf.
>>1510812should note that we went off trail at night to sit by the lake and look at the stars, which is why we got lost in the first place.
>>1509523>Other than that it's no problem, what really fucks me up is the thought of lying in my tent sleeping and being defenseless.They make Kevlar tents, don't they?
Why, are you afraid of candlejack or somethi
>>1509491>implying disproportionate jewish representation in literally everything that could be considered detrimental to society is anything but observable reality
>>1508930a more general question, how dangerous is hiking in a forest with storm?>I'd like to go to Fontainebleau to do a trail but the winds are quite how, not sure how terrifying that would be in spring and if there isn't too much risk of branches falling down
>>1510695Damn, that sounds pretty awesome. Kudos to the camp for pulling that shit off.
>>1509951>look up skinwalkers>see pic related>"h-hey she looks quite pretty">realize I'm so cripplingly lonely I'd even be happy to get attention from horror creatures
When LARP gives way to full blown playing pretend...
>>1510974Depends on a lot of factors. Scope things out first. Freshly fallen stuff is a bad sign.
>>1509491>conspiracy theorismoh you poor child
>>1508930I enjoy hiking at night. Found this at night near the bone
>>1511277>It's da...Joos! Whoah... I'm woke now.
>>1510790There was literally nothing that could happen, they ended up telling us later (might be a lie though) that they had always followed us a couple 100 metres back. If we'd end up lost they'd notice and walked us back.>>1510978Thanks man, it's kind of a yearly thing but nowadays my kids can't navigate for shit (I tried to teach them but there's little interest) so we just set out a trail of breaklights they need to pick up on the way, still cool for them but not as challenging.
>>1510974Thunder can strike trough a tree and hit you but the odds are slim if you're not sticking up an umbrella. But the question is rather do you like hiking in the rain and mud..?
>>1509857You, Brit anon, truly are a based specimen.
>>1509951Two things.1. Skin walkers are not real2. Even if they were real, which they are not! Skinwalkers would only come out during the day, due to how spooky it is at night.
>>1511588T. skinwalker you ain't getting me alive
>>1511461not that guy, but rain can be pretty fun if you're prepared for it. i do enjoy a good poncho.
>>1509491>geneticsEasy fix, don't breed.
>>1511749Too late ;)
>>1511566found the geopooper
>>1508930short hikes at night will enhance your senses and get you more in touch with the land.
>>1511812>get you more in touch with the landIf by more in touch you mean finding yourself at the bottom of a cliff you didn't see, then yeah, sure.
>>1511828night hiking near cliffs seems like a dumb idea anon.
>>1511588Nice try skinwalker
>>1510830Oh anon, this candlejack thing is too ol
>>1509659Did a night hike in the Amazon in Ecuador. We had a guide so no worries about getting lost but there were deer who walked parallel to us, completely unafraid of us and our headlamps.
>>1510830>>1512329candlejack is a fucking faggot and so are both of you.
Refusing to be friends with a skinwalker is racist. How do you think your employer would feel when they find out y'all are racists? Skinwalker is a disability no different than having a club foot or chronic halitosis. You should look in the mirror and decide if this is the type of person you want to be. Come out to the woods and celebrate the diversity of creation with a skinwalker. Or lose your job. It's your choice to be an evil bigot or enlightened.
>>1512425Skinwalking is a choice, you don’t become one at birth!
>>1511458I kinda regret that I never was a scout, but it simply never came up as an option. My parents were outright hostile to any physical activity I showed interest in so I ended up doing a lot of stuff as an adult. Even so, scouting is just something you can't get into once you're old - you lack connections, and it's not like you can approach them saying "yea I'm a 20something who has never been a scout but I think I might wanna join because it looks like it might be fun". Anyone who is at that age and is still a scout has been there for at least a decade or more at that point.Happy that you do this for kids. It warms my heart in a way, knowing that they can have these experiences.
>>1509584>>1509631I wouldn't worry about it anon.
>>1512842I was in cub scouts, but my parents basically did less than minimum effort. Wouldn't even help me put patches on and everything was a chore they didn't want to do. They were happier when I stopped going. It could've been cool but it wasn't in the stars for me.
>go out hiking near dinner time>Gets dark and start heading back>Luckily brought a flashlight, wasn't planning on being out this late>See weird shiny spots all over the ground>Water? It hasn't rained in forever>Bend down to look>They're spider eyes, shining in the dark>Everywhere
>>1512860Ouch. Sometimes I just genuinely don't understand why any parent would act the way they do. Why is it so hard to try to empathize with your child, and understand that they are a separate human being with their own little subjective experiences, their own motivations and interests? Then I realize my parents disapprove of literally anything that I have been doing nowadays, and they do so with a fucking passion and try to manipulate me into not doing it whenever they hear about them.And then they fucking give me shit for not keeping in touch with them / not sharing my life. Bitch, you disapprove of literally anything I care about, what is there left to share or talk about? Also, it's not like I do drugs or drink excessively of anything, we're talking about stuff like attending long-distance running/swimming events, going wild camping, snowboarding, homebrewing, etc. Pretty harmless stuff.
>>1512842I don't know where you from anon, but my group is looking for motivated people to lead. And a fun fact: I know people very high up in our national system that were never scouts as a child but as an adult found out how amazing it is and joined anyway. They don't directly interact with the children but give a tremendous amount of support to the leaders. I bet if you look hard enough there'll be a group that'll welcome with open arms and teach you as you go! >>1512860>>1512867I feel for you guys, I'm very grateful my parents pushed me trough the hard times I've had at the scouts and that the scouts pushed me trough the rough patches my parents have been in. I would definitely not be the same person I am today without scouting, and would probably still be a kissless virgin.
>>1512822Skinwalking is a social construct. Choosing to be one is a (semi)human right!
>>1512867For many parents children are basically fashion accessories. They have them because everyone else in their social circle has one.
>>1513051If you wanna skinwalk, do it in your own home, stop making my kids worry about it!
>>1512842I feel the same way about military service, but it wasn't my parent's fault. Military service had just stopped being mandatory then and teenage hippy me was thrilled.Looking back, I could have really used the discipline, if not even an actual job in manly camaradery, handling guns.
>>1508930put on some burzum and become the beast
>>1510269>Full moon when there's a snow coverThis. I don't think there's a comfier time for a hike
>>1513064Skinwalking in nature is skinwalking in the proper context. Asking a skinwalker to skinwalk indoors is like asking a tuna to swim in the Sahara. It just doesn't make sense. Properly supervise your kids and it won't be a problem. Skinwalkers shouldn't need to do your parenting for you.
>>1508930Indeed, but the chances that you will ever encounter dangerous wildlife is preposterously low. That's why if you're even camping with a group of people, offer to lead them on a night hike, carry a big knife on your hip, and lead the way with your flashlight. Everyone will think you're brave and manly as fuck while you virtually risk nothing at all.
>>1513189I should be able to let my children roam free in the forest unattended without having to worry about skinwalkers snatching them up and invading my home with their identity!!
>>1513221>I should be able to let my children roam free in the forest unattendedYou're a terrible parent and should feel bad. This isn't the 1970s.
>>1509491>Genetics make us predisposed towards addiction to drugsThis is only correct in a roundabout way
>>1513031Are the Boy Scouts still no longer "boy" scouts and bankrupt?
>>1513065I felt the same getting older so I actually joined the military at 29 as a cavalry scout so I'd do some physical work and learn outdoorsy shit. It sucks ass but I know I would have regretted not doing it. So you can join even if you're older.
>>1510126Los Angeles--the hills around LA, anyway. Backbone Trail cuts through the Santa Monica mountains. This looks like a point where you're overlooking the San Fernando Valley.>t. former Angeleno now living up north in the Central Coast
>>1513287>This isn't the 1970sAnd what a shame, too. My best friend and I wandered the woods with guns unsupervised at elementary school age in the early 80s. We were taught gun safety and respect, and proved competence, so our parents saw no reason to restrict us.
>>1508965>>1509009I fucking love night walks and I love walking by at least partly-cloudy starlight in the woods at night.It is an awesome experience to be away from a campfire and have your human eyes open up to their potential. You feel like a goddamned killer Sasquatch is what you feel like. Come at me, Big Tabby.
>>1513313I'm actually 29 now... Should I take it as a sign to proceed?Why does it suck ass for you?
>>1513287>t. skinwalker Stop snatching kids, pedo
>>1511588This man is correct. Skinwalkers are not real. If we were, don't you think someone would have taken a picture by now?
>>1513312>>1513312I'm not affiliated with BSA, I personally think their system is broken.My group is member of Scouts & Gidsen Vlaanderen, a Flemish (Belgian), not for profit organization with bother male, female and mixed groups. I personally think we are a very progressive organization having abolished badgework and instead give out yearly badges containing the theme of the year, events and groups themselves might give out custom badges for attending them. Totemisation is also very active within our organization with people drawing or embroidering them on their shirts and calling other people by totem. I myself am Resourceful Elephant. And much more stuff that is sometimes frowned upon by other scouting nations where some are almost military. Pic related it's my shirt.
>>1508965Why? Hiking at night is pure kino
>>1508930Don’t be a pussy. I climbed over a mountain and hiked down the fucking steep cliff covered side in the dark and my headlamp failed lol. Nearly fell down a waterfall barely managed to grab some roots and stop myself, would have died probably otherwise.
>>1513624>Resourceful ElephantFATWE GOT A FATTIE OVER HERE
Completely fine if you’re large enough to where coyotes won’t mess with you, don’t live in bear country, and are willing to take your chances with the very very unlikely chance a mountain lion gives you the time of day (night). Realistically your biggest threat is tripping and scraping your knee.
>>1509759I think the full moon just allows normies to see the normal nightwalkers like myself
>>1513707You're just jelly cause you're some tranny that can't into BSA or Girl Scouts
>>1510282People keep killing the rattlesnakes they see, and now we've got fucking rattlesnakes evolving without a rattle.
>>1510158>random witch pops up at your campsite >you're scared she can tell>she hears buzzing >it's your vibrating butt plug at max>the fucking literal hag has a look of disgust and tells you you aren't even worth it your soul is already damned and disappearst..tthanks
I think I saw a bobcat tonight but not really sure. It looked more like somebody's dog. Plus there aren't many bobcats around here. Too dark to see it properly. But I know it saw me since it screamed super loud like a mixture of dog and bobcat sound. So then I had to be ready to stab whatever this animal was that could decide to do something crazy.
>>1514540Bobcats won't go anywhere near you. They're just big pussies.
>>1513730I'm more worried about raccoons than anything. I had a trash nigger walk through my camp without seeing or hearing me one night. When he did notice me, he attacked right away. I kicked the fucking hell out of that little bastard and pushed my foot down on his back until he squealed. Had a coyote do the same thing but ran off when he noticed me. Raccoons are just ass holes.
>>1513624comfy and based
>>1514545Trash panda are friendly creatures, you're just leaving out details that show us all that you're the antagonist here.
>>1514556How could you tell? I wasn't gonna say the part about trying to tickle his taint.
>>1514561> I wasn't gonna say the part about trying to tickle his taint.They prefer heavy petting over tickle, you had it coming.
>>1512860>>1512867>>1513052Spot the ungrateful whining children with no respect for their parents
>>1514568hypothetically, what kind of touching do humans prefer?
>>1514573Well normies don't want us to know this, but my half normie friend told me that patting someone's butt is like the secret hand shake they use to weed us out of their social groups.
>>1514556>not being chased/attacked by raccoons on multiple occasions un-provoked over the course of your lifethe anon you are replying to is larping but my absolute earliest memory is my dad being chased by a momma raccoon on our front porch and I have been chased twice. Also one killed my kung fu teachers duck (on camera) and didnt even attempt to eat it or move it away. Then again I have also stood comfortably within arms length of a wild raccoon.
>>1514580Yea and I'm the one larping...
>>1513624It only broke when they decided to try to be more like yours.
>>1514586They might've started too late, who knows? I don't, and I think they don't either.
>>1510282Dude why did you kill it, just go around it. Jesus. It rattled for a reason, to WARN YOU. And it worked.
starting at 3 am hikes for summits aren't bad. esp with long elevations or distances with alpine. you get up into alpine in morning light and aren't frying out in the sun all day. also i bring a buddy or two, talking along trail keeps animals at bay.
>>1508930Finally someone said it
>>1508930Get nods. Not scary anymore.
>>1515066Cause he's a pussy
>>1510298You'd be superstitious too if your whole country was built on a indian burial ground.
>>1508930My family would go on night hikes during the summer when I was a kid. It was awesome, but neither scary or dark. It was 6 people or so healing for 2hrs under either really bright stars or a bright moon. Enough people to ward off creditors and enough light to see without a flashlight. Also we would stick to the trails or under the power lines. It was nice, haven't done it in 20 years though.
>>1510979>realize I'm so cripplingly lonely I'd even be happy to get attention from horror creaturesGood taste, anon. It will only get worse.
>>1516940>Enough people to ward off creditorsthere's never enough people to ward off creditors, anon
>>1513486>>1511588Glow in the dark skin walker niggers
>>1511784please post higher res
>>1510158I saw Blair witch as a child. Fuck going into haunted forests.
>>1517854But every forest is haunted at night, anon.
>>1510458Of course not. They're at home with their families at night as any spooky creature should be
>>1508930i will set up camp wherever the fuck am i once sunset is about half over. i just don't fuck with itOnce met an absolute mad lad on the AT that would hike through the whole night and just sleep for a few hours at like 4 or 5 till sunrise. Said he averaged like 30 miles a day on foot and has crossed the US a couple times on a bike alone. Didnt believe any of it till i found an article afterwards: https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/thomas-beasley-rides-bike-across-usa-for-a-cause/article_4d249dbb-9b6a-5135-846e-dea00574dfe8.html fucking wack. kinda a prick though
Night hiking is pretty great. Been section hiking the AZ trail and have hiked four 1-4 hrs almost every night.It's a little creepy at times and I tend to be hyper aware of my surroundings, but its always worth it.I also carry a pistol/knife/2 GPS on me all the time, so I'm sure that ads to my sense of security.
>>1517850You just run 'em over with your dog sled
>>1508930I was forced to hike in the dark because at 11:00 I was woken up by a sound of something in my camp and a half hour later I got the courage to face whatever was there. Turns out a black bear had gotten into my food and was about 20 yards from where I was. Packed my shit up and was back at my car by 12:15 with all the garbage and shit packed up
>>1517850I wouldn't worry about it.
I hunt coyotes at night. Calling them to the red spotlight is good fun when alone. Hike a good distance between stands. I know the area well but still have gotten lost a couple times. There’s also a good population of black bear and wild hogs. The 12 gauge and 45 side arm keep things comfy.
>>1510298Nice computer you're posting on :)
>>1508930Yes, it kinda is. I did only one by hike at night. It was when i was boy scout leader, me and few other leaders challenged ouselves we can get across the border from Germany back to Czech Republic without getting seen by anyone. We wear the whole time extremly paranoid, becouse it was in middle of refugee crysis, so we knew if we get cought it would dificult to explain ourselves, plus when im going out i just brings copy of my id.halfway trough we stubled into swamp fields, it wasn't very deep but extremly tiring. Than started raining but we stumbled upon train tracks and we was alredy on Czech side. It was like 3 am so no train traffic so we could just walk by tracks to home. It was best and worst thing i have done. Terrifying? for sure but extremly cool.
>>1509491>It's a conspiracy, goy
>>1517832I owe Discover over $10,000 and they keep ignoring my attempts to reach a settlement. Statute of limitations expires on the debt in a few months. Not sure what magical powers I have but they seem completely uninterested in collecting the debt.
>>1518314>This post is still giving (You)sNeat
>>15102373am is the witching hour...
>>1509584Just be a better witch duh
https://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1737051/pg1this is the best collection of innawoods stories I have ever seen on the internetsome fucking scary shit
>>1509523Still votes liberal. Still doesn’t understand hitler did nothing wrong
>>1509584That's what the dick is for
>>1509860Do you guys go alone? Im thinking of heading into the wilderness tonight but all my friend are useless faggots, Will i end up dissapearing if i go alone?
>>1522630I almost always hike alone, you'll be fine...maybe.
>>1508930I know, but i've done it before, and will never do it again, at least not without a one or two more people tagging along.
>>1508933Have done it multiple times. Dangerous as hell, especially the time we left Mt. LeConte at 1 AM
>>1516940>Healing>Ward off creditors
>>1509838>Implying they aren'tPeople get killed innawoods all the time here. There's some nutter who posts on /out/ a few times per year who's convinced random people in the forests are NSA agents, and he hikes in the same places I do. Also FUCK mountain lions and FUCK MOOSE
>>1524028Also the northeast US is cursed by powerful black magic and junkie magic. Lovecraft wrote about here for a reason.
Which region is most steeped in spooky mythology or just has a really creepy feel to it? I wanna read stories and imagine camping there and just being terrified at night.
>>1510158In north Georgia we have similar stories about the woods but they mainly revolve around satanic cults that were active in the woods in the 19th and 20th centuries.
>>1524525The north/south east deep mythology of indians and witchcraft/satanism
>>1524558There's also all the weirdness surrounding the Dawson Forest WMA.
>>1510190CTfag here. What forest are you talking about because I've never heard of it?
>>1522361>That's what the dick is forThat's the dream. Go hiking in the woods. Find a cute woodsy witch. Get into a relationship. Crazy pagan nature sex.
>>1508930I wouldn't worry about it annon, hiking in the dark can be fun and you don't need to bring guns
>>1525477>hiking at dawn>spider webs >spider webs>more fucking spider webs
>>1510974Creeks and springs are a real risk.Tearing a ligament in a sinkhole from a fast flowing spring. Getting cut off and trapped by flash flooding.
>>1510298Nice insecurities, anon
>>1514000Not him, but I’m pretty sure BSA lets in trannies
had a dream while innawoods that i went out in the middle of the night to take a piss and got attacked by a big lynx. needed to smash in its head with a rock to survive. :(
>>1508930but>Fishing in the darkits so lovely and calm
>>1508930quit whining, I'm the one who has to walk back alone.
>>1525477>tfw when you live and work in a city and are always too sleepy to be up at 5 AMSHIT
Ohiofag here >>1510158Which forest, can you tell us? >>1510190Same question, pls I'm just so curious>>1524029>>1524560>>1524558>>1524649So, in general the eastern US is spookiest? I'd like to explore closer around me, like PA WV and MI
>>1526094>big lynx>attacking a grown humanUnless you're less than 5'5 a wild small cat wouldn't attack you.
>>1526827My experience in the east is limited to the southeast but definitely more spooky than out west. Something about swamps and moss covered oaks and cypress and abandoned plantations and dead slaves and Indians and shit just makes it extra spookycomfy. Out West is nice but more open and decidedly non spooky.
How do I avoid the crazy cannibals in the woods?
>>1526891Become the cannibal.
>>1524764>>1526827Schinipset state forest near Stafford, I have never rendered a more creepy forest in my life.The northern half specifically feels like I'm walking on a lay line that goes directly to hell, its constantly nerve wracking even in broad daylight.
>>1509094I get black bears in my backyard that don't want to fuck off. Had to shoot a shotgun in front of one to blow up turf and make a boom to scare it off. And I'm not even deep into the heart of the country.If I lived near or in grizzly country I'd never go anywhere with less than a .357.
>>1526875Makes sense to me. In that case I'm glad I'm not far and I love that spookycomfy >>1526970>Schinipset state forestThanks m8 I'm gonna give it a look
>>1525477And thats it, I am doing this in few weeks. Thanks for the inspiration.
>>1526891Eat them first to establish dominance
>>1509094>For most people, mountain lions, bears or wolves are not a possibility, so what's so bad about it?Most of the North and South American population is looking at all of those as possibilities, and at-least half of Europe has non-trivial nocturnal predators. So most here probable do have to worry about those possibilities.
>>1527070Check back in if you ever head up there, I'd like to know what you think. The place wigs me out and almost everyone I take in there, I'm curious if you'll get the same vibe
>>1523041Where is this? What a beautiful sight
>>1511461I had no idea thor just kills randoms in the woods... i think the word you are looking for is lightning
>hiking in Japan>already dark outside>on my way to the beach to put up my tent>a tiny boar runs across the road>laugh it off>several days later>again hiking in non-bear-territory>hear loud noises from the woods next to me>quickly run in the opposite directionIn retrospect, the worst it couldve been was another one of these tiny honshu boars. Also when I think about it, it sounded like a cat falling of a tree but in my mind it sounded like hell comes loose from these woods. Still had a good nights sleep not more than 1km away from where the sound was.
>>1510282Did you eat it, anon?
>>1510158area in my town woods has the devil in it as it was the location where some guy sold his soul and weird shit happens all the time, everyone in town knows it, even the elders seen the guy in the 1960s, thats some whack shit
>>1508930>Be me>Hiking on my grandmothers land >1 AM and completely dark, not even the moon is out>have my phone light on and AR22 for plinking.>know my way around, figure I'd follow a creek to the pond, then go back up.>finally get to the pond and stop to admire the tracks of various animals stopping for some water>about to leave when what sounded like a woman being murdered with a knife about 30 yards away. >I've heard stories of people getting fucked up by big ass cats out here. Not taking any chances>mag dump 30 rounds of .22 in about 3 seconds. I haven't been able to recreate the speed I unloaded that magazine that night. (I've tried.)>reload and listen. All I hear is gurgling and something running away.>fuck this. I sprint all the way uphill through thick ass forest back to my grandmothers house.>Plow through briar patches I had carefully avoided on my descent.>Remember being so amped up on adrenaline I got pole vaulted by big ass branch that lodged into my taint and took my feet clean off the ground and just kept running. Eventually made it back to my grandmothers house.>legs are covered in cuts, some so bad they left some nasty scars.In hindsight it probably wasn't gonna fuck with me since it announced its presence, but holy shit I wasn't gonna get eaten by a fucking cat.
>>1509857Holy shit this Happened to me too... And during the day too. Fuckin wild dogs came out of nowhere
>>1514521What are you talking about? They should've evolved towards having 2 additional rattles instead. Fuck all snakes. God cursed them for a reason your know
>>1532903>A Pussy running from another Pussy.How original
>>1509633Nothing would save you then, may as well fall to your knees and offer your boipuss, and pray for mercy.
>>1532903it was probably a fox, so many newfag hikers, campers and hunters don't realize how they sound at night and it sounds exactly like a banshee/woman shrieking
>>1508930hiking at night is a terrifying but awesome experience. you have to keep your head clear though, once you start letting your imagination go to scary places youre in for a stressful night.
>>1530478Not that anon, but I've eaten rattle snake before. Picture trying to pick bits like broken fish bones out of the meat but there's a thousand of them.
>>1533736yeah, sure, just keep pretending you don't hear anything behind you....
>>1534399I wear head phones
>>1534484How? I'm already paranoid about sounds during the day.
>>1534484but then you can't hear what's behind you
>>1508930Some preincan "tribes" still sacrifice people and a lot of them migrated here so no
>>1514576It ain't gay if you say good game
>>1509759Can confirm, I work in EMS and the craziest shit happens when it's a full moon. Lots of psychiatric patients and other nasty stuff
>>1532911It's happening out in the Dakotas, look it up. Farmers always exterminate the snakes they hear rattling, so the genetic deficients with smaller or no rattles are the ones that pass on their genes.
>>1534870its like when killing spiders only makes them sneakier.
>>1508930Nigga. I've been trail running at night. Plan on doing a race in a few months that is mostly in the dark. You hikers are such fags
>>1508930With a good enough headlamp or flashlight/headlamp combination, it's not that bad. You don't have to deal with the heat of the day or the crowds of other people if you're in a busy park, like the Grand Canyon. It's been very hard for me to find a headlamp that's sufficiently bright for night hiking and has a decent battery life, though. The Petzl/Black Diamond headlamps aren't bright enough to follow a faint trail. I'm currently reviewing various Chinese ultra bright LED headlamps and checking their characteristics. Not having a lot of luck.Aside from that, a lot of nasty animals are active at night, and as another anon pointed out, some big animals might be bedding down while you are walking through their lairs, which I'd rather not run into on a trail.
>>1510695God dammit, I hated Scouts for bullshit like this. Like, DON'T FUCKING FUCK WITH ME WHILE I'M SLEEPING. GODDAMMIT. IT'S NOT THAT HARD, YOU FUCKS.
>>1510812>>be me>>walking alone with doggo>>stalked by a group of coyotes>>kinda cool actually but worried for dog>they slept less than 15 feet outside my tent, wtf.This happened to my uncle, who was camping with his dog. He was literally in a large public campground, otherwise he would have fired his gun in their direction.
>>1509584I wouldn't worry about it