Citation: High Guides. "Tripping in the Middle of Nowhere: An Experience with H.B. Woodrose (exp115448)". Erowid.org. May 21, 2021. erowid.org/exp/115448
I ate the seeds at my house. I didn't prepare them in any way other than grinding them with a mortar and pestle, as ground seeds are more easily digested. I can't stand the taste of CWEs and I'm completely out of my LSA extracts, so plain seeds were my only option.
Set: I'm curious about tripping while hiking, I really have no expectations. Mindset is positive.
Setting: My house, on a Sunday afternoon. No for work the next two days. I chose to trip alone, however I told some friends beforehand what I was doing so that I could reach out to them if things went poorly.
+ 10 MINUTES
After eating the seeds, I decided to sit down to keep my nausea in check. I cracked open a window for some fresh air and watched It's Always Sunny while waiting for the sickness to go away.
+ 90 MINUTES
After laying down for around 90 minutes, I figured that the worst of the nausea is over and that I was ready to go outside.
As I got myself ready, I started to experience some mild dissociation. It felt somewhat like being drunk, in the sense that there's a "lag" between what I was thinking and what I was doing, however I felt more sedated than intoxicated. I took sunglasses with me, as well, so that I wouldn't get blinded by the sun while my pupils were the size of dinner plates.
I went into my backyard and walked into the woods behind my land. I live in rural Maine, so I don't have any neighbors that will walk up on me tripping in the woods, making the area the perfect spot for an experience like this.
+ 2 HOURS
The effects start to get stronger as I begin hiking, especially the time distortion. I feel like I'm aware of every moment that passes and every small movement I'm making with my body. My headspace begins to get really trippy, however it's not like other psychedelics -- it feels much calmer, more "natural" (somehow, if that makes any sense), and even a bit delirious. I'm enjoying the come-up and can't stop smiling!
Visual effects at this point were very weak compared to the intensity of my headspace. There was some distortion in my peripheral vision as well as mild tracers, but nothing notable other than that.
+ 3 HOURS
About an hour into my hike (and nearly 3 hours post-dose), the peak effects set in. I stop walking and, instead, begin examining random objects lying around in the woods near me. I stare at seemingly boring objects and notice that they have so much more intricacy than I had previously realized. One rock that I saw, for example, had swirly light-gray and rusty orange layers -- these layers look like they were "flowing" along with the grooves and cuts of the stone, and I couldn't focus my eyes on one spot. I also experience incredibly intense internal hallucinations while doing this: I feel like I could visualize the history of the object I was holding, like how it was formed and how it related to me. The peak headspace effects were truly wild.
I settled down next to a small pond and continued to hang out in nature for an undetermined amount of time. I don't remember what I was thinking about, but I do remember having a wonderful time just sitting and watching the cold woods around me. Here's some photos of the tripping spot that I took this morning, after sobering up.
+ 5 - 6 HOURS?
After a while, It was starting to get darker outside and the temperature had dropped below 30F, so I was ready to head back. Fortunately, the trail I took has no forks or turns, so finding my way out was simple.
I was still tripping hard when I got home, but the peak effects were beginning to die down. I called a few friends over, made some food, and got ready to wind down. We watched a few movies before calling it a night.
Today, I still feel a bit "foggy" and slightly dissociated, but overall I'm fine. I didn't get much value from my experience in terms of personal growth, but that's alright; I'm not going to complain about having a carefree trip.
There's no way for me to put the headspace into words. If I were to oversimplify the experience and break down its effects by category, I would call LSA 60% psychedelic, 20% sedative, 20% dissociative, and a dash of deliriant. Of course, this varies for every person and this is just my interpretation based on my personal experiences.
I have read many reports of people experiencing intense visuals on LSA, however my experiences seem to be primarily headspace. I grow my own seeds, so I can't imagine that the lack of strong visual effects is because my seeds are old or weak from being shipped -- maybe it's just something to do with my personal makeup.
HBWR is a truly beautiful substance. Please make sure to use it responsibly so that it can remain legal for years to come!
Prior experience: Most of my previous LSA trips have been with crystal LSA extracts, however I made a cold water extraction once, and have eaten plain seeds a handful of times.
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