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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2013 - 10:03am PT
Doh!! Skaha weather ain't looking so hot this weekend!! I think we need to invest in a giant dome to protect our rocks from the rain... Lol

Edit: they just changed it. And for some reason i thought this weekend was thanksgiving.. Duh
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 5, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Is that the Christmas mushroom Bruce?? U sticking around here this fall or making a break for it?



Anyone climb the past few days before the park closed again?

Big Mike was spotted hiking flyin circus yesterday which was cool to see, I shoulda snapped a shot but was busy trying to keep up & reel slack :-)



Cowper crag, back when the park was open.
Cowper crag, back when the park was open.
Credit: RyanD


RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 5, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
Yep, it's the Xmas mushroom. Lol.


http://www.endalldisease.com/magic-mushrooms-and-the-origin-of-christmas-is-santa-a-mushroom/


What's the dif between the buzz on that one & the pscilocybin one all us BC kids ate a pound of in our teens?
Hoser

climber
vancouver
Oct 5, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
you can only eat a small amount, like a 1/4 cap of the amanita, the other ones you can eat as many as you can stomach
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Oct 5, 2013 - 05:57pm PT
It's the ibotenic acid in Amanita muscaria that is the poison and it varies wildly from mushroom to mushroom so it's always a risk fooling around with those ones. Nicer to look at in my opinion. They love birch tree drip lines.
Credit: harryhotdog
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 5, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
I ate a whole 5" cap once. Whoa. I was camping in Tuolumne and found a bunch of them. After about an hour I started into delirium and just decided to crash. 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. I never wanted to eat any more after that.

Ya wanna hear my sillycybin stories?
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Oct 6, 2013 - 08:51am PT
I always wondered about those AM,s, I never once mustered the courage to find out and I could never quite get a straight answer about the risk. The past few posts are about the best I ever herd about it, which sounds pretty heads up to stay the fuk away if your smart. Psylies are another story.... Speaking of which, for sure lets hear it Wayno!

Btw, dry and gorgeous here in skaha

Further btw..... I couldn't,t help noticing that something, squirrels maybe have been gnawing on them. No sign of the squirrels..... Maybe that's where flying squirrels come from.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 6, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Silly


Silly sybin
Silly sybin
Credit: RyanD
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2013 - 10:22am 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 - 10:33am 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 - 10:41am 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 - 11:06am 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 - 11:11am 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 - 11:21am PT
Last night definetly got silly, in the chief campground...

Hazy bouldering..
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Oct 6, 2013 - 11:27am 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 - 11:30am PT
Big MIke that looks more like hazy BUM FEELING rather than bouldering.


SNICKER, GUFFAW.


Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 6, 2013 - 11:32am 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 - 11:45am 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 - 11:49am PT
Ah yes, the old too stoned for stone syndrome.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 6, 2013 - 12:16pm 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!
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