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Honkie
03-29-2017, 00:27
I'll be hiking the A.T. on April 1st. Does anyone have any good April Fools' Day pranks that I could play on my hiker friends?

Thanks in advance,

Honkie

egilbe
03-29-2017, 00:37
Tell them its hike naked day

rashamon12
03-29-2017, 04:53
if they are in hammocks use rope and tie them into there hammocks so they cant get out.

fastfoxengineering
03-29-2017, 05:29
Put rocks in their packs.



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jimmyjam
03-29-2017, 06:54
Convince them that they are hiking in the wrong direction.

dcdennis
03-29-2017, 07:08
or you could just.......you know......NOT do any of these things because putting your friends in danger is a really awful idea?

JC13
03-29-2017, 08:29
Put rocks in their packs.



Sent from my Moto G (4) using TapatalkThis was going to be my suggestion as well. Just make sure they aren't the type of "friend" who will use the rock to smash in your skull when they find it.

Uncle Joe
03-29-2017, 08:49
I'll be hiking the A.T. on April 1st. Does anyone have any good April Fools' Day pranks that I could play on my hiker friends?

Thanks in advance,

Honkie

What if your not really hiking April 1st and THIS is your prank? Hmm...

Old Hiker
03-29-2017, 13:21
if they are in hammocks use rope and tie them into there hammocks so they cant get out.

Do this carefully so they don't know, then scream, "BEAR", shaking the guy lines violently.

Busky2
03-29-2017, 14:22
Hide their food bag before friends get up and blame raccoons and bears or maybe a homeless backwoods slasher with just one arm with a blade attached who stalks the night endless looking for his or someones arm so he could be whole again.

fastfoxengineering
03-29-2017, 14:43
Get a lead on em. Hide behind a tree. Then run up behind em saying you've been trying to catch up all day.

Gets em Everytime

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CHILL_TX
03-29-2017, 14:55
We use to tie the two zippers together on someone's tent in Royal Rangers. Always good for a laugh.

Gambit McCrae
03-29-2017, 14:56
or you could just.......you know......NOT do any of these things because putting your friends in danger is a really awful idea?

Boring.

You could ask them for a "left handed smoke shifter"

"Heard of that new dehydrated H2O?"

HEY! Take something real important to them like a water filter, or cellphone...Once they know its gone let them squirm a while...Hike in the back tho so they don't turn around to go back to camp without you stopping them, unless you are a true prankster lol

Pee in their shoes

Put a candy bar in the bottom of their sleeping bags

Mash up bear scat into a square..."new brand of granola bar"

"new guy carries the beer, trail rules"

4eyedbuzzard
03-29-2017, 22:12
https://appalachiantrail.com/20130401/group-seeks-to-pave-the-appalachian-trail/

TTT
03-29-2017, 22:15
Set fire to a shelter and then get your friends to blame someone

rocketsocks
03-29-2017, 23:40
https://appalachiantrail.com/20130401/group-seeks-to-pave-the-appalachian-trail/excelent idea, then we could see who roller blades it the fastest...unsupported o'coarse!

3_dogs
03-31-2017, 13:21
https://appalachiantrail.com/20130401/group-seeks-to-pave-the-appalachian-trail/

Then convince them to donate money to fight it.

ALLEGHENY
03-31-2017, 14:49
Inform people that the president fired all employees of the NPS and the trail is closed.

importman77
03-31-2017, 18:59
I came out at Woody Gap on April 1st about 3-4 years ago and there was a guy there doing trail magic and he was telling everyone that the trail north of there was closed due to problem bear activity. Of course he straightened it out after he got the reaction he was looking for. Pretty funny actually.

Deacon
03-31-2017, 20:45
Not just on April 1st, but year round, hikers who eat at the bar at the Inn at the Long Trail in Vermont, are presented with a menu with the following selections:

Ramen Noodles
Peanut Butter
Knorr Side, your choice
Slim Jim
GORP
Little Debbie Sticky Bun
Protein Bar

This gets a laugh from the guys behind the bar.

TTT
03-31-2017, 20:56
The best one yet! :)

TTT
03-31-2017, 20:57
You forgot pop tarts

atraildreamer
04-01-2017, 13:59
Install a fake electrical outlet box in a lean-to and tell them that they can use it to charge up their phones.

Whiskey_Richard
04-04-2017, 23:05
Mt. Squid got a few people with his warning to be quiet and watchful bc they were filming "a walk in the woods 2"

error
04-04-2017, 23:54
Install a fake electrical outlet box in a lean-to and tell them that they can use it to charge up their phones.

That's been done already. Some years back a hiker named Bilge Rat installed quite a few pranks up and down the trail.

I saw this outlet at Spring Mountain Shelter just north of Hot Springs, NC in 2008. (Sorry for the low image resolution; I lost the original image.)

illabelle
04-05-2017, 05:57
Mt. Squid got a few people with his warning to be quiet and watchful bc they were filming "a walk in the woods 2"

Just by chance we walked up to Bailey Gap Shelter north of Pearisburg VA on the morning of April Fools. There in the corner was an outlet with the wire for power running to the back corner of the wall. We knew it was fake, but it looked so real that my husband went behind the shelter anyway to see if it was connected to something.

jgillam
04-05-2017, 06:24
Mt. Squid got a few people with his warning to be quiet and watchful bc they were filming "a walk in the woods 2"

Can we donate to stop that? [emoji849]

Crazy Larry #1
04-05-2017, 19:44
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