Ready for a spooky Halloween story? Last weekend I took a solo drive up to Ice House Reservoir. I planned to drive to the campground and take a few pics, and head home. I passed the ranger driving in and of course he had just locked the campground for the season. I parked at the boat ramp, knowing this lake well and started down a hiking trail towards the campground. I snapped a few pictures along the way. The breeze was kicking up, a warm breeze, but an eerie feeling flooded over me. I realized, stupidly, I was alone at the lake (sans one boater in the far distance, and perhaps a hunter hidden in the woods), wearing flipflops (which is how I broke my ankle in May), with no dog, pepper spray or gun, on the heels of hibernation season in Desolation Wilderness. I called @so_totally_savage telling her my predicament and the eerie feeling and stayed on the phone with her until I got safely back to my car.
It wouldn’t be until I took a look at the photos this week...and a 4am epiphany...2 of the 5 photos I took have this in it, in different places on the lens and at the lake...a rectangle that cannot be explained away by solar flare, camera blob or otherwise. I know Ice House was how ice got to Hangtown in the 1800’s but I am curious- who is this ghost? No filter, no edit, left side of screen #spooky#halloween#halloweenstories#ghoststories#ghostsighting#haunted#eerie#boo#ghostadventures#icehouse#desolationwilderness#adventuregram#wildwest#hangtown#eldorado#gold#sierranevada
Fun Fact: I'm pretty scared of horses. I saw a girl get bucked off of one at camp as a kid. So, I here I am with this guy making small talk, in hopes we can become fast friends and he takes it extra easy on me. He did, and that was neat because the trail was pretty perdy. More from our stay at @turpinranch on the blog 🐎. 📷: @carrie_patterson
Come join us at our Wild West Book Fair this Friday, October 20th from 5-7pm! We will also have a multicultural festival going on!! You will also be able to visit teachers’ classrooms for Open House from 5-6pm! We can’t wait to see you there! #whatgoesoninthenest#bookfair#openhouse#wildwest