Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to remember that hikes bring out the best in marijuana by getting you in touch with nature and allowing you to relax and enjoy your trek in surprising ways.
While there are many ways to get high on a hike, some are less complicated and fumbly than others. We’ve compiled a brief list of things you should consider doing before going on your hike to make the process easier, safer and more fun for you. Here are 4 of our most important recommendations so you can make the most of your hike/smoke session.
Pack all the necessary tools
Before you leave make sure to pack up all your necessary items in discreet and appropriate places. If you’re taking a pipe, pack one that you wouldn’t mind losing or breaking, since you can trip and fall while hiking. If you’re planning on smoking a joint, make sure you’ve prepared it ahead of time and stored it somewhere that protects it and keeps the smell contained.
No matter the legality of the plant on the state where you live cannabis is still considered a schedule I drug, meaning that if you’re caught with it in a national park you could still be considered to be breaking the law. Also, not everyone enjoys the smell of weed so be considerate and smoke in an area that’s secluded and private.
Pack water and snacks
You should always pack water when hiking, but you especially do it if you’re planning on hiking and smoking weed. Also remember to pack your favorite snacks in case you get hit with the munchies and still want to be able to enjoy your hike.
Always travel with someone
No matter how experienced you are with marijuana, it’s really important to be with someone if you’re planning on consuming in someplace other than your house. You don’t want to get too stoned and then be unable to make your way back home.
If you’re an inexperienced hiker or if you’re trying out a new trail, being with a companion is even more important. It’s also much fun since that allows you to have fun conversations.
After you’re done smoking, snacking and hiking, make sure to take your trash with you and leave the space as if you’d never been there. Remember that fires are particularly easy to start in the summer, never mind when you add in a half-lit roach into the equation.