For those that are truly adventurous, the two go hand in hand.
There is nothing quite like sparking up a pre-roll before you hit the trail and go to play in the trees with your friends, or even just by yourself. My best friends and I made sure to pick up a pre-roll from Emerald Fields in Manitou before heading up to Palmer Park in Colorado Springs to search for hammocking spots and enjoy the scenery.
I personally love Sativa strains before physical activity. I experience a nice buzz to the head and a tingly feeling in my legs that makes me feel like I could keep on moving forever. We parked in the parking lot at the top of Palmer Park and walked to the overlook to get a good view of the city before venturing off trail. There are so many trails to pick from in the city, but Palmer Park is a local favorite that many out-of-state tourists do not know about.
Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Red Rock open space are all beautiful places to go, but when there are tourists everywhere, sometimes it is nice to sneak away from all the hype. I am sure the people that live in New York get tired of Central Park, but people travel from all over just to bear witness, just like the giant mountain wonders all over Colorado. Anyways, we took our time walking to the top since it was still light outside and snapped a few beautiful shots of the iconic Colorado sunset — an even more beautiful sight from the top of a mountain.
I felt so energized I could not wait to hop over the stone wall and get to it. The sensation of being high really adds to the hiking experience. The flowers smell more fragrant. The breeze was warm and inviting. One of our friends was taking candid pictures as we ran around taking in everything nature has to offer.
It does not matter how old we are; we always have time to be a kid again, and of course marijuana in the mix always adds to the fun. Do not get me wrong — I love laying back and relaxing on the couch with a joint or a bowl just as much as the next guy, but experiencing the high outdoors with mother earth is different.