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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
I closed my eyes and after a few breaths I stared to leave my body. I can remember lifting up over Lembert dome and I started to head south and can remember flying over Half Dome. I don't remember anything after that and awoke to the sound of my own breath, thinking it was a bear breathing over me and being to scared to open my eyes.

WHOA!!!!! Got vision quest Wayno? WhoooooEeeeeeeeEEEeeee!~!


"Flying squirrels" hahahahahaa. Special K.


Oh, and it's a STUNNING day here on the sth coast.

Heard from my kid who just sailed down the W coast to San Diego. 4-5m seas and 45kt gusts. Saw a cruise ship "bobbing like a toy" he wrote. Crackers and water time !!!

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
Luckily I had read a few books on the subject and was smart enough to do some spore prints to make sure I wasn't eating "the Death Angel". I also met a few people that had tried them. Not something to casually experiment with.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
Wayno your posts just sent me scurrying to the wiki on amanita mushrooms. A lot of them resemble one another in their juvenile phases. I didn't know that.

Sounds to me like the playing field for these mushroom eaters is littered with the corpses of idiots and live shamans who might trip but not fall. Certainly for this observer I'd never entertain the idea of eating mushrooms of ANY kind from an unknown source. My ex had a trip on psilocybins what served as a really good warning.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Oct 6, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
According to Wasson's "Soma, Divine Mushroom of Immortality" Amanita Muscaria has been consumed by a number of ancient cultures including the Vedic and Scandinavian for the mysterious mind altering effects of it's psychoactive ingredient muscimol.
Apparently the Viking Berserkers were high on Amanita's before going into battle.
The Laplanders fed Amanita's to their reindeer to detoxify and drank the urine;aaarrrggghhh.
Amanita Muscaria is the toadstool typically evident in European woodland mythology depicting gnomes and other mythical entities.
They were high.

Amanitas form a symbiotic mycorrhiza (symbiotic fungal association) with pine and birch forests and splendid examples can be found in the autumn over much of North America.

Ingesting them is not for the faint of heart as their texture and flavour is utterly repugnant.
Drying them and chewing a few pieces is achievable if washed down by beer.
The high is unlike psilocybin.

Amanitas are described as toxic but this is probably cautionary due to their psychoactive effect.
Be careful not to confuse muscaria with pantherina a much more toxic version.

Happy shroomin.



Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Yes, even the silly ones can be scary.

When High Times first came out there were ads for mushroom growing kits. I had to have one. They were great. Eventually, my brother and I built an inoculation hood with the arm-length rubber gloves and we went into production. The first batch had to be tried and we ate what was considered a normal dose-about two grams. Too much. It was a scary trip and I wasn't liking it. I had read somewhere that a gram of Niacin will bring you right down. I didn't read the part that says you get this all over skin flush where you think you are burning up. I thought I was going to die right before I got better. Scared the living crap out of me.

Edit- Yeah Perry, Wasson's was one the books I read. Interesting material.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Last night definetly got silly, in the chief campground...

Hazy bouldering..
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 6, 2013 - 02:27pm PT
This is what the Squish guidebook looks like, with a chemical assist.

Maybe we shouldn't climb today.  Let's just sit here.....
Maybe we shouldn't climb today. Let's just sit here.....
Credit: hamie

Great day in the Koots. Forecast high of 21C. Heading for the crags, now that it's warmed up.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Big MIke that looks more like hazy BUM FEELING rather than bouldering.


SNICKER, GUFFAW.


Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2013 - 02:32pm PT
^^^^

looks like someone is copping a feel. LOL.

edit-Tami is too quick fer me.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 6, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Maybe we shouldn't climb today. Let's just sit here.....

That's how the Smoke Bluffs became a climbing area.

"What do wanna do?"

"Oh, man, I'm too stoned to climb."

"Same with me. So let's go do something in the bluffs."

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
Ah yes, the old too stoned for stone syndrome.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Heh! That's where BOULDERING came from.
And the pads - big, bigger, JUST RITE - reinforce this.

Too stoned to climb ? Go boulderin'.

Too stoned to boulder? Lie down on the pad and snooze.

Snort!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 6, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
^ that's the move Tami ;-)
Some of the best bouldering I have done has been while sleeping on my crashpad.



Psyche ledge silly cybin'



Credit: RyanD

Man U guys are acting psylly!
Man U guys are acting psylly!
Credit: RyanD





MH2

climber
Oct 6, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Well, we were warned.



From

Accidents in North American Mountaineering 1985

FALL ON ROCK, AMANITA MUSHROOMS
Wyoming, Tetons

At 0915 on August 10, 1984, LW (37) and DN(36) left the Lupine Meadows parking area for a climb on the Petzoldt Ridge of the Grand Teton. Nearing the spring on the first switchback up from the Valley Trail junction, LN noticed some mushrooms that he thought were the same variety that he and a friend had eaten before.There were about five of them in a small damp grove just off the trail and they washed them off and LW ate two and DN ate just one.

An hour later as they were approaching the Surprise Lake drainage, LW mentioned that he felt sick to his stomach. Farther along, travel through the section of boulders past the Platforms area became more difficult as they both felt very dizzy and their vision was distorted by not being able to focus on just any one thing.

They slept for a while, became unable to control their extremities, experienced a dreamlike level of consciousness, and DN laughed for extended periods of time. Realizing that they were in trouble and convinced that they might die, DN tried to get up to the Meadows for help, but fell and twisted his right ankle.

[Rangers on patrol in Garnet Canyon find the climbers, heli them to hospital, vomiting is induced and by next morning the climbers feel normal.]


ANALYSIS
Debbie Reber of the Student Conservation Association went up to the Garnet Canyon on August 11 and collected all the remaining mushrooms. With the help of two amateur mycologists, the mushrooms in question were keyed out to be the Amanita variety. What with horses, climbers, and other critters up there, one never knows what may grow from one year to the next. (Source: J. Williamson)
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 7, 2013 - 02:34am PT
Substance-free pebble wrestling.

Another problem solved/sent.
Another problem solved/sent.
Credit: hamie

FA South Face Direct
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Oct 7, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Seeing as it is mushroom season.... Myself and a couple of friends scored a bag of shrooms in Prince Rupert on the way up to the Yukon. We pretty much forgot all about them until near the end of week two of nearly constant pants filling epic uncertainty we found ourselves breaking out onto a big flat glacier, home free finally under blue skies with our goal finally in sight. The relief was nearly overwhelming and when someone said " how about those shrooms?" There was instant unanimous approval for the motion. We figured eat them now, fix lunch then enjoy the show as they kicked in after. Sorta worked except they took off almost immediately meaning that our well organized lunch stop turned instantly into a garage sale of chaos and soon we were giggling uncontrollably as our little sound system hammered out everything from Dianna Ross and the supremes to Santana and we grooved on the supreme magnificence of the outrageous alpine scenery.... Even if it amounted to staring at a vibrating mound of moraine for a ridiculously long period of time..

then suddenly it was over. We looked at each other like " what was that?"' Cleaned up our mess and off we went, not even sure f it had all been in our imagination or what....
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 7, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Doesn't the legend state that Yabo first noticed the line of holds that became Midnight Lightning while goofed on shrooms?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 7, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Yabo didn't need shrooms to be goofed. It was a permanent state of being...
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 8, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Yabo had his moments of clarity. Like that time he ate those shrooms...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 10, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Blue sky butt shot bump



Credit: RyanD
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