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These trips are designed for anyone who has the desire and capability to explore the great outdoors and experience the beauty of Colorado's nature. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, you're welcome to join us as we take in the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. Our host, Randy Hencken - MAPS former Communication Director - is a Colorado resident and passionate about sharing his love for the state with others. He invites members of the MAPS community to join him on these adventures and discover the natural wonders of the area. If you're traveling to Denver, it's worthwhile to also get up to our beautiful mountains.

Where do the proceeds of ticket sales go?

The proceeds from ticket sales for our event go towards covering the costs of all the activities, rentals, transportation, staff, property rentals, meals, and gear needed to make the event a success. This includes the cost of renting equipment, hiring staff, and providing meals and transportation for attendees. Any remaining profits will be split between MAPS and the ps23co staff.

What if I don't want to do one of the activities?

If for any reason you don't feel like participating in an activity, you are welcome to do something else during that time period, such as hang out at the camp or go for a nature walk.

What is Colorado's new law that allows for group journeys/ceremonies?

  • What does my ticket cost cover?
    The ticket covers all activities, meals, drinks, activities, music performance, staff to support you, and private land to camp on. We are not providing transportation. We will support a carpooling forum among participants. We are not supplying alcohol.
  • Is transportation provided? How will we travel to activities?
    Transportation is not provided. Participants will need to coordinate their own transportation. We can help set up carpools so people don't need to drive alone. Participants will also need to use their own transportation for the activities that we have planned off-site.
  • What do I need to bring with me? (Packing list)
    Headlight and extra batteries Extra battery for charging your cell phone Water Bottle or 2. Or a camel pack. Plan to be able to carry enough water for a 2-4 hour hike. Towel (camp towel if possible) Comfortable, closed toed shoes for hiking Sunglasses Sun hat Sun screen and SPF lip balm Clothing for hot days and cold nights. In the Colorado mountains the sun can feel very hot when it’s just 45 degrees outside, and then you can feel suddenly cool when a cloud covers the sun. Plan to layer your clothes with non-cotton layers (Dri-fit, Under Armour, synthetic fabric etc). You can wear cotton, however, if it rains/snows, you will get wet and stay wet, get cold and stay cold. Raincoat or poncho or emergency poncho. Light pair of gloves and a beanie for cold nights Personal toiletries, medicines and any other personal necessities we would not likely have on hand. Cash to tip river rafting guides. Optional - musical instruments, journals, a totem for an altar on the day of the group journey. We are not supplying any alcoholic beverages, but you are welcome to bring your own, but we want to make it clear that moderate drinking is perfectly acceptable, while heavy drinking is not welcome.
  • Is alcohol included in the ticket price?
    No, we are not providing any alcohol. You are welcome to bring your own and there will be places to keep it cold. We are welcoming of moderate alcohol consumption, but we do not welcome heavy drinking. We expect our participants to know the difference and to not over indulge in alcohol.
  • Will there be cell service or wifi at camp site?
    Possibly. LTE is spotty at the retreat center. There is limited wifi that can be used if needed. We encourage you to plan to be disconnected from your devices and regular world, while reconnecting with yourself, and connecting with your fellow participants.
  • Will there be showers and bathrooms for people camping.
    We will have porta-potties. Showers are limited to outdoor, likely cold showers. We will bring some solar bags, and encourage campers to bring them as well. But expect to have a limited showering during the adventure.
  • What is the itinerary for this adventure?
    Visit the bottom of the 4th of July web page for the current itinerary.
  • Can I recharge my cell phone?
    Plan to bring a backup battery to recharge your phone.
  • Who is this adventure for?
    These trips are designed for anyone over the age of 21 with the desire and capability to explore the outdoors, participate in outdoor adventures, and who have had some experience with plant medicines - specifically psilocybin mushrooms. The optional group journey at the camping trip is not intended for people to have a first psychedelic experience. The group journey is not a clinical therapeutic offering. Rather, the journey is planned for people who wish to experience the awe of plant medicines with community in nature. We have trained staff to support someone who is experiencing a difficult trip, should the need arise.
  • What is Colorado's new law that allows for group journeys?
    Colorado voters approved Proposition 122, the Natural Medicine Health Act (NMHA), in the 2022 general election. The Colorado Legislature passed SB23-290, the formal implementation bill for Proposition 122. The Colorado Legislature worked to honor the intention of Proposition 122. The bill was signed into law on May 23, 2023. SB23-290 replaced Proposition 122 and went into effect on July 1, 2023. Colorado's SB230 allows for the personal use of psilocybin, psilocin, DMT, ibogaine, and mescaline (not from peyote). This means people in Colorado under Colorado law are allowed to grow, share and gift these substances, but they are not allowed to sell them. Possession and use of these substances are still illegal under federal law. Group journeying is optional and the sharing of substances at this journeys are not part of the ticket price. That is, we are selling camping, meals and activities, and creating a safe space for people to share and consume psilocybin together. Colorado's law regarding personal use is defined as “the consumption of natural medicine or natural medicine product; or the amount of natural medicine or natural medicine product a person may lawfully possess, cultivate, or manufacture that is necessary to share with another person who is twenty-one years of age or older within the context of counseling, spiritual guidance, beneficial community-based use and healing, supported use, or related services.” Our event qualifies as a community-based use, and a supported use. Choosing to participate in the group journey is optional.
  • Can food allergies and/or dietary restrictions be accommodated for?
    Yes, we will accommodate allergies and special diets. You will be asked about your dietary restrictions when you purchase your ticket.
  • Are minors allowed? Can I bring children?
    These excursions are for adults, 21 years of age and older.
  • What is the Refund Policy?
    All sales are final, but in the event of cancellation by the organizers for reasons other than acts of nature, governmental regulation, or other conditions beyond the Activity’s control, refunds will be issued.
  • What is the Media Policy?
    Cameras are welcomed at the Activity. To protect participants’ right to privacy, freedom of expression, and creative immediacy, participants may use Activity imagery for “Personal Use,'' defined to include: (1) sharing with friends and family; and (2) displaying on personal websites and social media accounts, provided that the posts do not promote or sell any products, services, or brands, and the website or account is not affiliated with any commercial enterprise and does not purport or appear to be an official outlet of the Activity. Additionally, please be respectful and get permission before photographing or sharing images of other participants on social media. And please refrain from photographing nudity or activities that a reasonable person would not want photographed.
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