Our last night to relax before packing for the big hike, we stayed at a privately owned campground for the first time. Balsam Woods Campground is owned an operated by a young couple who left their day jobs to purchase a campground – a story we find very inspiring! We stayed on a Sunday night during the slow season, so they let us hang around on Monday after checkout time, which gave us a chance to take a walk and explore the area.

Halloween is celebrated early here at Balsam Woods, and we found a “Haunted Trail”. I could barely convince John to walk down this trail with me. When I crossed over the entrance he grabbed my arm and tried to pull me back “It’s too scary Heidi!” I only half believe that he is joking. One night in Shenendoah I suggested that we tell ghost stories while laying in our tent. He couldn’t believe I would suggest such a thing! John did not grow up on horror movies like I did and does not like ghost stories or creepy decorations.

Once I convinced him that he would be safe on the haunted trail, I even got him to pose in the entrance.

Once I convinced him that he would be safe on the haunted trail, I even got him to pose in the entrance.

Spooky ghosts and spider webs.

Spooky ghosts and spider webs.

Someone was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Someone was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Not part of the haunted trail, but something we saw on our walk near a pond. Seems like a strange place for a dock.

Not part of the haunted trail, but something we saw on our walk near a pond. Seems like a strange place for a dock.

 

One Thought on “A Very Scary Trail

  1. maudie engel on October 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm said:

    NEED TO BE @NIGHT, LOOK’S LIKE FUN, GLAD I BROUGHT YOU UP RIGHT! BRYCE & I ARE GOING TO WILD WAVES FREIGHT FEST SUNDAY , LOVE THE SCARY STUFF ……..

Leave a Reply

Post Navigation