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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 25
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2013-04-09 12:52:22 PM  
2 votes:

abhorrent1: sxacho: "I don't even know if we'll make it to the morning because we have no water."

And she began hallucinating on the first night ? Something is missing from this story.


The only thing missing in the story is what drugs they took and when.

My guess is they took "too many shrooms" or acid. The hallucinations were pretty deep.
2013-04-09 12:35:39 PM  
2 votes:
girl and a guy jump in the woods to fark each other while high on substances. get lost while high on substances. come down off substances and have no idea where they are. then they get rescued.

end of story
2013-04-09 12:10:19 PM  
2 votes:
I'm not saying it was

files.shroomery.org

but it was

files.shroomery.org
2013-04-09 08:12:38 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:59:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:01:19 PM  
1 votes:
All well and good, but does this have to be a Fox News link?

Keep in mind that Fox News is the Murdoch-owned outlet that legitimized the Tea Party bullshiat a few years ago. Do you really want to be clicking on their links and giving them needed pageviews? Just a thought.
2013-04-09 02:46:00 PM  
1 votes:
www.synthcom.com
2013-04-09 01:59:25 PM  
1 votes:

DraconianTotalitarian: I never click on anything even remotely related to fox news, why do you crazy farksticks post this shiat?


That's a lot of libderp out of the blue. Easy Tex. The internets don't take it personal if you click it's links or not. You are not that important.
2013-04-09 01:42:15 PM  
1 votes:

CheekyMonkey: bruegel: And these two are why we should start charging for rescues. issue firearms to SAR, and deputize them with the instruction to shoot people like this in the head, instead of rescuing them.   I'm not sure that I've ever heard a story of two people less deserving of rescue than these two.


You must've missed the thread from yesterday where people called 911 because they didn't want their phones to get wet. Plenty of stories in there about other people who didn't know what they were in for going hiking.

Unsurprisingly,. most people in that thread also proposed killing the hikers for some reason as well. But if there's a thread about the death penalty for murderers, best believe plenty of people will talk all day about how they deserve to life. But dumbasses using rescue services? Shoot em in the head! If you want to shoot people for doing stupid things, you'll run out of bullets pretty quick.

Farkers have a very warped sense of justice in general though. I think the fark justice scale, from worse offense to mildest, would be 1) having children, 2) saying or doing something stupid, 3) being wealthy, 4) rape, 5) releasing a popular song, 6) murder. With "owning an Apple and/or Google product" mixed in there somewhere.
2013-04-09 01:40:34 PM  
1 votes:

nmemkha: Use drugs responsibly people.

Psychedelics require a trip sitter. Not having a sober mind among you is asking for trouble.


So much this. trip in a comfortable environment and with somebody responsible; preferably take from a batch that has already been tested.

/friend told me
2013-04-09 01:33:45 PM  
1 votes:
Use drugs responsibly people.

Psychedelics require a trip sitter. Not having a sober mind among you is asking for trouble.
2013-04-09 01:26:16 PM  
1 votes:
I've been following this since it's nearby and I've hiked in the region. These two either went down the trail then took some serious drugs, or they're even more incredibly stupid than even that.
2013-04-09 01:20:19 PM  
1 votes:

kindms: Having been caught out in the wilderness overnight without water etc. I'm having a hard time envisioning 2 semi healthy adults going from lost to hallucinating in under 24 hours. Especially ones that would have stayed put after calling for help. Why would they leave the area where they called for help ?

You have already made the adult decision that you are lost and are going to call for help. The next thing you do is stay put. sitting and waiting isn't going to make your body need a tremendous amount of water. There is more to this story. I would bet they were hallucinating before they got lost on that trail.


Being from the desert, I too am having a difficult time understanding this.  I can only imagine them having some kind of substance in their bodies that would speed up the dehydration process.
2013-04-09 01:15:23 PM  
1 votes:

Commander Cyclops: [www.recordsale.de image 600x595]


LEDGE vs. EDGE....
2013-04-09 12:57:12 PM  
1 votes:

kindms: Having been caught out in the wilderness overnight without water etc. I'm having a hard time envisioning 2 semi healthy adults going from lost to hallucinating in under 24 hours. Especially ones that would have stayed put after calling for help. Why would they leave the area where they called for help ?


I listened to the 911 call.  The guy could barely string together a coherent thought on the phone, and couldn't understand the dispatcher.  This was approx 6 hours after they left.  Per their statements to the press they still had water at that point.  The girl said she started puking and hallucinating right after the call to the police.

So they were going nuts after just 6 hours, and got lost because they "left the trail" for some undisclosed reason.  It was not that hot out that day, and they still had water.

AKA, they went mushroom hunting and were tripping balls.
2013-04-09 12:46:09 PM  
1 votes:
i245.photobucket.com
2013-04-09 12:33:38 PM  
1 votes:
And these two are why we should start charging for rescues.
2013-04-09 12:30:36 PM  
1 votes:
Absolutely everything about this story is hinky.
2013-04-09 12:19:29 PM  
1 votes:
500 feet from Holy Jim trail, I bet at least 30 people a day mountain bike there.  And thats a low guess.  The trail head usually has at least a few cars parked there at any given daylight hour.
2013-04-09 12:10:31 PM  
1 votes:
Having been caught out in the wilderness overnight without water etc. I'm having a hard time envisioning 2 semi healthy adults going from lost to hallucinating in under 24 hours. Especially ones that would have stayed put after calling for help. Why would they leave the area where they called for help ?

You have already made the adult decision that you are lost and are going to call for help. The next thing you do is stay put. sitting and waiting isn't going to make your body need a tremendous amount of water. There is more to this story. I would bet they were hallucinating before they got lost on that trail.
2013-04-09 12:07:14 PM  
1 votes:
"I don't even know if we'll make it to the morning because we have no water."
2013-04-09 12:06:14 PM  
1 votes:
I'm guessing they were hallucinating before they got lost.
2013-04-09 11:59:43 AM  
1 votes:
media.techeblog.com
2013-04-09 11:29:52 AM  
1 votes:
It seems like a rugged outdoorsman like Nicholas would have more sense.

www.gannett-cdn.com
2013-04-09 10:58:04 AM  
1 votes:
Awkward headline, farked up story. Only at the very end to they mention a deputy who damn near got killed looking for their dumbasses. No GPS on your phone? Really?
 
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