Yesterday I decided to go walk some public land that I hunt. This land is in the middle of nowhere with zero cell service. Typically, my rifle accompanies me. Since it's not hunting season I decided to carry my pistol. It was hard to convince myself to do so because I've never carried it on these long mountain walks. On my way in I notice two cars parked in different locations. I would certainly never take my car to these locations. It honestly made me a little uneasy and on edge the whole trip. When I got in my truck to leave I found out why. Two guys were walking the edge of the gravel road in shorts and tshirts, carrying machetes. It was like something straight out of a horror movie. They both were trying to hide their faces as I drove by. After passing them I looked in my mirror to see another guy step out of the woods where he had been hiding. Just glad I didn't run into them in the woods. I didn't have to use my pistol but it sure made me feel better having it with me. Not sure what they were doing but the whole experience was a little creepy.