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(Fox News)   After deciding to climb a mountain to "touch the clouds," hiker "hallucinated wildly" while lost in California forest. Well, isn't that pretty much what you go out into the forest to do in California?   (foxnews.com) divider line 112
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2013-04-09 04:42:45 PM  
Shrooming or possibly retarded. Long story short, if you get lost and you have your ten essentials (otherwise known as "water to keep you sane/gear to keep your ass warm for a night", it's hard to die in the wild if search and rescue is looking for you.

AND YOU STAY PUT FOR CHRIST'S SAKE.

However, since this is a fark thread, I will relate a CSB. So, according to a Sierra Club COL2 I know, she was leading a hike in Anza Borrego in the Coyote Cannon area (it's about seven cannons which drain into a wash/San Diego FARKing Hikers will know what I'm talking about) and they set up at the foot of Coyote Cannon for the night. Everybody set up their tents and whatnot, and went to make dinner, so it was about 6:30 in the evening when they realized they were down a person. As it turns out, one of the old guys on the hike had set up his tent and then just...wandered off. Surprisingly enough, they found the body about a 1/4 of a mile from where the Search and Rescue people had set up their gear. They believe he may have had a stroke, because the old guy was experienced enough to know to stay put in case he got lost.

/csb
 
2013-04-09 04:49:21 PM  

Spam Pajamas: The first date I took my girlfriend on was a hike up to Holy Jim falls. It's about a 5 mile road to get to the trail head but you need a truck, not necessary a 4WD but I wasn't going to beat up my car. So we walked the 5 miles crossing the creek about 7 or 8 times. This was January 3 years ago when we actually got rain that year. So we hike up the trail and can tell there's no way we can make it before it gets dark. Luckily some guy picked us up when we were 1/2 way back to the car. Walking 10 miles in wet shoes is a pain. We eventually borrowed a friend's jeep so we could drive to the trail head and then do the whole hike up. Anyway, any idiot could just go down the mountain instead of up and then follow the creek bed out. These guys were shroomin'. Which brings me to one more csb. I was this idiot too 20 years ago. Me and my girlfriend had just moved to Tahoe. We got mushrooms and wine and hiked up to the "Top of the world" (a place you can see North shore, South shore and the whole Carson Valley) to watch the sunset. It was AWESOME!! But being young and dumb, we forgot once the sun sets...it's farking Dark! Luckily it was only a mile of blindly stumbling down the mountain to get back to the car and only another mile drive home. What peace we felt to walk in the door. Then I turned on the TV to see Prince in his yellow assless pants with 50 couples doing sex acts in the background and we flipped out again. Turned out to be the MTV Video awards...1991. Good times! Man I'm getting old.

/csb


This is a completely awesome narrative. I suspect that if you're not already a climber, you would fit right in if you gave it a shot. Many of my stories start with "I know this was kinda stupid, but I was so far above my last good pro that it didn't really matter..." By the time you get to the part about duct taping your knee to the steering wheel because your hands were too cramped to drive and you wanted to get pizza, it all just makes sense...
 
2013-04-09 04:59:04 PM  

Rik01: used her lighter to try and signal

........????

Wouldn't it have been better to use the LIGHTER and start a campfire in the night?

I can't help it, but the whole story is just so weird. I'll bet they learned all about hiking from a comic book. I understand if they ran out of water -- that happens -- but she was carrying a lighter, for Pete's sake!

A lighter in the woods is a magic wand! Easy fire! You make a big, smoky fire in the day to guide rescuers and at night to provide warmth, light, chase off animals and to guide rescuers! A helicopter at night can spot a campfire even in a thicket of trees.

Turn Suvivorman loose with a lighter and he'll be so delighted he'll stop biatching about having to lug his cameras around.

Rule of thumb: when hiking in the wilds, start rationing water when you realize you're freaking lost! Also, carry more in your back pack than just water. A couple of cheap survival blankets, some trail rations, a few LIGHTERS and if not a cheap flash light, then a road flare or two. Nearly every drug store sells a small, minimal content first aid kit also.

Maybe a can or two of dehydrated water.
Get it? Dehydrated water?
Just add water?
No?
Never heard of them? I guess you never heard of Canned Florida Sunshine or Canned California air.

Before your time I guess.

/ (crickets)


Well, if the used a lighter there, they would have probably gotten them rescued sooner if they didn't burn to death first.  The area is known for going up in flames during the summer.  Right now is probably a better time than most to do it but I wouldn't want to mess with it on a dense hill of brush.
 
2013-04-09 05:14:31 PM  
They actually thought that they might die of dehydration after 12 hours without water?!?

Wow, not knowing something this basic about your own survival requirements is pretty terrifying.
 
2013-04-09 05:19:46 PM  
We cant stop here, this is bat country.
 
2013-04-09 05:49:38 PM  

studs up: whidbey: studs up: Yes. Clicky clicky clicky click.

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You have totally changed me with your cartoon meme.
/you know what the shine box reference is, don't you?
//I know, I know, everything is racist.


Everything might not be racist but your attitude just paid for a few racists' drink tabs. Thanks to you they'll now lose their inhibitions and express their racism even more. Congratulations on being an such an unrepetant part of the bigger problem.
 
2013-04-09 05:51:42 PM  

whidbey: studs up: whidbey: studs up: Yes. Clicky clicky clicky click.

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You have totally changed me with your cartoon meme.
/you know what the shine box reference is, don't you?
//I know, I know, everything is racist.

Everything might not be racist but your attitude just paid for a few racists' drink tabs. Thanks to you they'll now lose their inhibitions and express their racism even more. Congratulations on being an such an unrepetant part of the bigger problem.


Accidental Racist?
 
2013-04-09 08:12:38 PM  
Here's an LA TImes link for those that want an alternative source. Also, some of the reader comments are enlightening. Supposedly local word is it truly was shrooms and the girl admitted it to her parents after and had told her friends before.
 
2013-04-09 10:12:56 PM  

cgraves67: A successful vision quest then?


What one was that. Hopefully one that knocked some goddamn sense into them and do do acid or E before a hike like that, let alone unprepared whatsoever.

Although there is some "vision" here. I'd like to know who that retard of a guy dates next and what story he goes with to impress her. Or him. Whatever.
 
2013-04-09 11:28:37 PM  

big pig peaches: I'm guessing they were hallucinating before they got lost.


This.

There is no way dehydration affects you that much, that fast. Someone is full of shiat.
 
2013-04-09 11:56:44 PM  

whidbey: studs up: whidbey: studs up: Yes. Clicky clicky clicky click.

[www.mediaite.com image 624x352]

You have totally changed me with your cartoon meme.
/you know what the shine box reference is, don't you?
//I know, I know, everything is racist.

Everything might not be racist but your attitude just paid for a few racists' drink tabs. Thanks to you they'll now lose their inhibitions and express their racism even more. Congratulations on being an such an unrepetant part of the bigger problem.


It's good to be the King
/is it racist if it's white on white?
// my cousin Vinny said he'd represent me if this goes to trial.
 
2013-04-10 08:01:17 AM  
Him: Hey, let's hike out in the woods, do some shrooms and bang
Her: But we don't know how to hike and we don't have experience with shrooms
Him: How hard could it be. It's natural
Her: Well, that does SOUND like something we are dumb enough to do.....
Him: And we'll have our cell phones!
Her: I'm in!
 
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