Creepiest experience while camping or riding

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Wreckman, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. augerdin

    augerdin I do my own crashing

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    Never really had any creepy experiences except once in riding in Oregon someone in a car pulled next to me and paced me for a bit. I finally looked over at the driver and it was some naked dude trying to show me his junk. I braked hard, u-turned thru the grass meridian and booked it the other way. Yuk.
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  2. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    Just another reason why not to be on GRINDER when riding. :jack

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  3. SantaRosa

    SantaRosa I'd rather be lost

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    In San Francisco they call that Tuesday :1drink
  4. mississippimadman

    mississippimadman Long timer

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    If your friend is a native southerner he would know what coyotes sound like, they are everywhere down here
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  5. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    here ya go:
    sheep-at-night.jpg

    http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/02/10/shouldnt-use-flash-photographing-sheep-sunset/
  6. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    I KNEW sheep were evil!!
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  7. steingar

    steingar higher life form

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    Sometime in the 80's. I was with a pair of lovely Swiss girls having a campfire next to a mountain lake in the highlands of Guatemala. Clear skies, warm temperatures, lovely view, it was a truly romantic spot. Until a local came by to share the fire and start sniffing glue. Talk about buzzkill. And creepy to the max.
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  8. Mastery

    Mastery Mr. Funny Man

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    Yeah, always a bummer when you're camping...alone with two lovely Swiss girls...in a truly romantic spot...and some guy comes along and ruins your plans to knock something off the bucket list that could have given you bragging rights over all your buddies the rest of your life.

    Or to tell the story in emoticon terms: :ricky :evil :icy :icy :smooch :killen :happay :trp :bubba (sorry, no sniffing glue one) :dirtdog :dizave :baldy :(
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  9. iCD55

    iCD55 Still Kickin'

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    I was passing through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado on a ride back in 2014 and took a tent campsite outside just of Estes Park. This was mid September, the elk were plentiful and a monster bull was nearby bugling all evening. Very nice.

    I was awoken in the middle of the night by something or someone. My head was pressed up against the side of the tent and I now realized something was nuzzling and licking the top of my head profiled on the outside of the tent. A brief moment of panic ensued thinking it was a grizzly bear but I quickly realized when it snorted, it was just an elk - or maybe a deer. I slapped my hand on the tent floor hard, it snorted and stomped some and then took off at high speed through the woods, branches twanging off its antlers.

    On reflection, getting gored by an enraged bull elk in rut would have ended badly for me but as it happened, only a funny story and fond memories were the result.
  10. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Is elkhead as bad a moosehead? :lol3
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  11. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    I had always heard that there was no such thing as bad head
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  12. Cryoman01

    Cryoman01 Been here awhile

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    Ewww, creepy in the creepiest thread.
  13. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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  14. just jeff

    just jeff Long timer

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    Apparently I was the only one who got that!
    JJ
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  15. TheBigLebowski

    TheBigLebowski It's true, mistakes were made.

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    Now that's funny........
  16. 2 Dogs

    2 Dogs 2 Dogs

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    The first night on our Heart of the West Tour we camped in Echo Canyon CO. Cool spot. About 2:00 am my buddy, who is a big mofo, let's out a blood curdling scream from his tent. Then dead silence. I wondered if I had imagined it. "Must be the whiskey" I thought. About 15 min later after I was asleep again, he let's another loud scream. Like a teenage girl scream and we were the only ones in Echo Canyon so it was loud as shit. Again, dead silence after. Finally, I yell over to ask him WTF is going on and if he's having his arm chewed off or being hacked into small pieces. He calmly explains that he proceeded to eat 10 "special" gummy bears that we picked up at the weed shop in Steam Boat because the 2 he originally ate didn't work fast enough!! :lol3 It didn't help that I had eaten 5 myself and downed half our whiskey. In reality, not scary at all, but considering our paranoid state and the loneliness of that canyon, it was pretty damn real for a minute. BTW- we instituted a "2 gummy limit" for the rest of the trip and had no further issues :D
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  17. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer

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    I have no idea what a special gummy bear is...:dunno
  18. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    here's a clue: "...10 "special" gummy bears that we picked up at the weed shop in Steam Boat..."
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  19. steingar

    steingar higher life form

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    Steingar is always a gentleman and would never kiss and tell, and has more than enough bragging rights as is. But a relaxing evening with beautiful wimmin turns into a really different deal when a guy shows up and starts yelling at himself. at least he didn't pull anything out.

    Never thought wildlife encounters were at all creepy. I was the invader in their home. If anything the beasties are the ones who should have been creeped out.
  20. lampy29

    lampy29 Adventurer

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    Was on a climbing trip in the ADK, and parked on the side of the road before you get to Chapel Ponds area to take a nap in my car

    Woke up surging with adrenaline and something was telling me in my head: "get the fuck in the drivers seat *now*" jumping in the drivers seat and starting my car, I look over to the passenger side window and there's this guy who looks like a homeless santa clause... in the middle of the *fucking woods* with a giant rock over his shoulder about to bust in my window. Drops his rock, runs back to his car which is a gutted green minivan with all the seats taken out of the back and peels out of there. There was no cell reception for miles so couldn't really call the cops or anything.

    By far the creepiest thing that's ever, ever happened... especially since it was a bright night with the moon out... so I was in plain view inside the vehicle...