In June, a group of us decided to head out on a cryptid expedition. That is, we were looking for a creature known as the WooWoo (AKA the Bighoot).
I know, some of you are probably scratching your head wondering what in the world this has to do with hiking or backpacking. If you remember, I've been working on a book of paranormal stories along the Appalachian Trail for a
I did hike a short distance into the woods near our camp. How did I do this on a broken foot you ask? Well the orthopedic said to "make sure you wear your boot". So I did. I wore my hiking boot. It is a boot and it is mine. I didn't make it far before I opted to head back.
While we didn't spot any WooWoos or Bigfoot creatures or ghosts, we did spot about 30 Red Efts (newts) and a few small toads. And there were a couple of waterfalls on the short hike. And I will say, listening to my three year old grandson tell another little boy at camp about WooWoos and the ghost witch on the mountain that they have to stone to kill (I swear that's not what I told him) was pretty amusing.
We did actually have one strange occurrence with an odd light on the very top of the mountain. Was it a house, a hiker with a large light, the ghost witch? Who knows.
Worthington State Park is on the list of places to definitely return to. I want to be able to hike the AT in the area and spend more time checking out the other larger waterfalls in the area.
|Red light in the woods|
|Kittatinny Ridge home of the Ghost Witch|