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What's the scariest thing that's happened to you innawoods?

Summer of 2015 I had a guy follow me and my friends while backpacking through the Sawtooth Mountains in northern Minnesota.
It was raining for about three or four days straight and my friends were getting really pissy about the weather but really pushed ourselves through the terrain once we noticed that sometimes on the trails we kept seeing the same guy behind us, but he would never pass us or make a camp in the same campsite. It must've been five days of seeing the guy about 100 yards behind us without him passing, and then he stopped appearing after a group of a dozen or so college girls passed us in the other direction. It was kinda weird. The youngest of our group kept saying somebody was in our campsite in the middle of the night but nobody wanted to go see.
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>>1514582
Not /x/ stuff, but this is the scariest thing that has ever happened to me.
I hiked in Colombia once, and I must admit we went to a red zone without considering how fucked up it could be.
We were walking innawoods with a group of friends when suddenly a pick-up passed by our side screaming “¡Viene la guerrilla! (The guerrilla is coming). We ran as far as we could, and eventually got to a safe place. I had never felt so scared in my life.
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>>1514582
>What's the scariest thing that's happened to you innawoods
When the cityfaggots from new jersey and new york closed down my local trail
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>>1514620
How are people this stupid
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>>1514620
Good. Now you can have it to yourself
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>>1514620
explain to me how can the government "close" a trail
what's to stop me from coming to America tomorrow and walking it?
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>>1514582
>What's the scariest thing that's happened to you innawoods?

The increasing scarcity of woods porn as the decades march on.
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>>1514739
>what's to stop me from coming to America tomorrow and walking it?
Park rangers.
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My friends bought a huge chunk of property in southern Colorado in the San Luis Valley. I went out for a month to clear 10 acres of forest for greenhouses to be built. I was there by myself the entire time and had to stay in a tent because there was no infrastructure yet. One night I was sitting on the edge of this overlook before bed and the entire canyon below me lit up with a huge flash of light and then was gone immediately. I was kinda freaked out, but got over it and just went to bed. A few days later I was talking to a rancher a couple miles down the road and he said the morning after the night of the flash he found 3 of his cows in that canyon with all the blood drained out of their bodies and their eyes and some of their organs were removed. There weren't any tire tracks or any sign of struggle whatsoever near the cows. And let me tell you, this property was in the middle of NOWHERE. Needless to say I was pretty freaked out the rest of my time out there. Lots of weird shit like that was going and the entire area just had a very weird "vibe". I'm normally a very pragmatic person and not interested in the supernatural at all, but after my time in the San Luis Valley, I'm not so sure anymore.
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>>1514739
>fence off trail
>fine you $200 if you're behind the fence

>>1514735
I don't want to get a $200 fine to use my local trail. And yes, the park rangers and game wardens patrol the spot. And yes, even at night and on off seasons, since it's on game lands and they want to discourage poachers. I even ran into a game warden on that trail in the middle of a snowstorm on superbowl sunday evening a couple years ago, since they saw my parked car and wanted to make sure I wasn't a poacher and not staying overnight
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>>1514620
I really wish I could say something along the lines of "only in America", etc, etc., but I can confirm that morons like these are a problem in Scandinavia as well.
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>>1514620
Who the fuck cares if some idiot kills themselves walking on a cliff wearing high heels? Just plant a sign that says "high heels and flip flops are dangerous beyond this point and you might DIE if you go any further" and call it a fucking day.
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>>1514861
As edgy as it is, I kind of support it. Let natural selection run its course.
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>>1514861
That's what they've had for the past half a century, pic related

But no, when some cityfaggot yuppie falls off the waterfall because they wanted to take a selfie on the edge suddenly their friends' ee fees get hurt if the paramedics don't send out 20 people to go fetch them. And then the paramedics aren't there when someone actually needs them in town.
They should do what NH does and charge inadequately prepared people for search and rescue.
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>>1514866
its not edgy at all, hows a fucking mistake of a not prepared dumbass a reason to close a trail? Just put warnings, so its under peoples fault and they cant sue the goverment.
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>>1514783
actually spooky
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>>1514893
It really isn't. I could see a reason for closing the trail while they get the dead bodies out, but fuck that too, honestly. People need to see more corpses. It's a natural part of life, after all.
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>>1514783
Just wait till they start abducting those weed plants.
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>>1514739
>>1514777
>>1514835

>be American
>get arrested for hiking

Land of the free.
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I was in Estonia camped in a field hidden from some gopnik highrises across the way. Had been paranoid about bears while in this country and had incredibly realistic dream while innatent of a bear sniffing the back of my head from outside through the fabric. Woke up covered in sweat despite the cold night and heard something scamper away, was probably a fox.
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Was tripping on our good friend fungus at night and walked down the same 50-100 meter stretch of trail like 10 times. Legit every time I thought I went down it the same path and scenery just started over. Like the forest dun't let me leave.
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>>1515434
At one point some dude walked up the opposite way fairly briskly and was puffing, was like he was going through the same thing and trying to escape.

I was with my friends and the friend at the front of the line started jogging at one point, I never asked why but I guess he was trying to get out of there too.
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>>1515434
>>1515435
I’ve heard other stores like this and they weren’t on drugs, maybe it wasn’t you tripping
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>>1514620
I live in the same area and am pretty pissed about this too. I am hoping it is lightly enforced or overturned in the very near future.
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>>1514739
Nothing, unless your caught, biggest I've had was a 78 dollar fine, was walked out of the park like I was a child. I'm always going in closed down trails or parks, so one caught out of hundreds is cool.
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Recently spent three nights camping on a mountain with some friends. We set up camp near the treeline. Every night there was a flickering light up on the peak. We were maybe 10km from the nearest settlement in any direction, and didnt see any signs of other people the whole time. No remnants of a fire up there either.
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>>1515459
Interesting
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Years ago, hiking the Great Glen Way. There's four of us, two inexperienced (including me), and two with more experience. We've had a good day's hike but getting pretty tired. We've just passed through a small town. It's beginning to get dark and it's a still night. That means the midgies are coming out. If you've never been to Scotland you can't imagine the misery these fuckers cause: they don't suck blood or carry diseases, but they swarm around your face and itch and are just generally infuriating. The insect repellent isn't doing anything and we don't have bug nets. Eventually me and the other noob have had enough: we decide to just call it a night and pitch the tent right now to get away from the bugs. The others go on a bit further hoping to get away from them.

The midgies are so bad that we aren't even paying attention to our surroundings. Just trying to pitch the tent with one hand while covering our faces with the other and screaming profanities. Eventually we get it up and dive inside, zip up, and set about trying to kill all the bastards that gone in with us. Finally we're sealed inside our little quarantine. We settle down for the night.

1/2
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>>1515661
After a while, we can hear footsteps approaching. We're not far from the town and we didn't pay much attention to where we were pitching the tent, so we could still be pretty close to the trail. Anyway, the footsteps are getting closer, but only very slowly. Ten minutes pass and they still don't sound much closer. Eventually they get closer and closer until it sounds like whoever it is must be right outside our tent. But they keep going: the steps are totally regular, but they're coming from the same place, like he's walking on the spot. We're lying there in the tent wide awake, listening to this wondering what the fuck is going on. We can't open the tent and look out, or we'll get eaten alive by midgies. In some ways getting stabbed in a tent seems like a better option than going out into that midge storm. But this sound is starting to really unnerve us now. Eventually it starts to fade away, but it comes back again. This goes on for an hour or two before eventually we drift off to sleep.

In the morning, all's quiet at first. Then that fucking noise starts up again. Right next to us. Fuck it. We open up the tent and step outside to see what the hell's going on.

We're pitched next to a field. In the field there is a cow. The cow is eating grass. The chomping sounds exactly like footsteps. We are idiots.
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I was hiking in a small-ish forest patch a bit outside Stockholm. Just wanted to go mushroom hunting but just hiked around looking at mushrooms. Wandered a little deeper into the forest and heard a creepy rustling sound coming from the uphill. I stopped and thought it would be another person since I saw man-made wooden trench like things there before. I stopped and started looking upwards.
Something was moving fast. It would stop and move. I only caught a glimpse of it twice. It wobbled left to right and was hunched over weirdly. Only saw the top of it's hairy head and hunched over hairy back. It seemed to be spying on me or something.
I stared at it for a while and took my knife out in case a rabid cunt charges at me. Nothing happened so I moved on.
The thing seemed to follow me for a bit but then I moved towards it to find out what was going on and it disappeared into the deeper part of the woods. Found broken trees and random burnt patches up there. Didn't freak me out, just confused me. Like a random patch of woods was just rotting in the middle of summer
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>>1515663
The foreshadowing, the execution, the twist. This story has it all.
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>>1515519
Where at anon? Sounds fun to camp at tree line
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>>1514604
American? Very much doubt you would've been harmed.
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>>1515738
Sounds like you encountered a literal goblin
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>>1515459
Sober time-warp story, please.
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Greentext

>be me
>2011 just graduated high school, live in eastern Pennsylvania.
>Me and my friends go on a camping trip to enjoy what ever time we have
>hike to our spot, 2 hours through a valley, over ridges and crevasses
>See carcasses along the way, think nothing of it
>That night I'm in my tent while my 2 other friends are in the their tents
>wake up
>Hear shit circling our campsite
>whatthefuck.mp3
>open tent, grab Spotlight
>shine light into treeline
>entire pack of coyotes
>tactically shit my pants as they near the campsite
>grab glock
>take potshots
>things scatter

fucking coyotes

Have more if anyone's interested
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>>1515751
South west of Kodaikanal
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>>1515661
>>1515663

HAHAHA underrated post. This was a great read.
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Cops in plain clothes caught me and some friends smoking weed in a pitch black environment on a Christmas eve at around 11pm. We were stoned as fuck and thought someone was playing a prank at first.
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I was camping in the bush by my house in Southern Ontario. I have a camp set up there so when I go for an overnight I can spend the day hunting squirrels & rabbits instead of setting up. Heard some unusual groaning noises throughout the day. Felt a little uneasy about it but I didn't look too much into it. Woke up in the middle of the night to the same groaning sounds and then something sprinted by my camp. It was probably just a deer or something but your imagination runs wild when you're alone in the bush in the middle of the night.
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>>1515957
Hmm, if I can remember, I’ll try to find it later.
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>>1515661
Kinlochleven or Bridge of Orchy?
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>>1515992
True
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>>1516326
You're thinking the West Highland Way, no? We were going Inverness to Fort William. It was probably Invermoriston where we stopped.
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>>1515459
Panic
Literally, to be led by Pan, the classical nature trickster. People used to think he gets you disorientated, and fucks with the landscape.
Or to be pixie-led. There are stories of people being unable to find a way out of a field.
Fortean Times had some articles on this a few years back
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>>1515957
See
>>1517254
It was meant for you!
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>>1514620
I've hike that trail to the overlook at the top. To be honest I was always surprised that so many people attempted it. It's not an easy hike at all. When I did it it was kind of washed out and there were parts where I was literally climbing with hands and feet all on the same surface. Awesome overlook though.

Also I agree fuck NY and fuck NJ so fucking hard
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>>1515434
kek I had something like that happen too only I was just walking home at night. I thought it was like a .gif looping over and over.
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>>1515430
>not posting the best version

driving through a forest fire, melted the plastic grill and bumpers, felt like an oven even inside the truck.
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>>1515661
>>1515663
Best story iv read on here 10/10.
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If yer ever in Oregon then head to Bohemian mountain: a massive rock outcropping with a spectacular view of Eastern Oregon and an old abandoned mining town a thousand feet below. One can see crystals twinkling in the rocky terrain on the assent to the ridgeline.

The place is known by locals for its, well.....let’s just say it has everything from “midnight light shows” to swelling cacophonous swirls is “tee-hee” laughter that what one can only imagine are pixies or some other wise and harmlessly mischievous inter dimensional forest entity.

It’s fucking wild up there. And beautiful.
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>>1515962
Am interested
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>>1514783
It was the orbs. I even hate going to the cabin anymore.



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