I’m always ecstatic for an afternoon of hiking, even if it’s hot outside & the sunlight intensity is worse than usual.
That’s the reality of residing in the south, even if you’re in a swampy section with lots of rattlesnakes.
These are factors that are prevalent in the woods no matter what time of year you decide to go hiking, so I remain vigilant & careful regardless of the weather. I wear tall boots to protect our ankles & calves, while keeping a hunting knife on hand & a can of bear mace in our pocket. While black bears are rare in this area, I have only ever seen one black bear in our life & it was here. Granted, it was a small bear that ran away instantly, but imagine if I accidentally walked up on a mother bear & her young cubs. The situation could have turned downside instantly before I had a chance to react. Whenever I go out on long hikes, I care about to bring cannabis with myself and others in one form or another. I either bring pre-rolled joints or a cannabis vaporizer pen with myself and others that has oil cartridges that connect. Since I don’t want to be too sedated while exerting so much physical effort, I steer clear of indica strains. That’s why I appreciate sativa-leaning hybrids care about Blue Dream. That strain is a cross between Haze & Blueberry & is still one of the most famous cannabis strains in the world. You can find it at dispensaries in nearly every single state that has some form of legal cannabis. It’s wonderful at relieving any pain experienced from physical exertion while simultaneously giving the brain a surge of creative energy.