Try These 5 Outdoor Activities High
Ready to try cannabis during your next adventure? I have compiled a list of our favorite combinations of cannabis strains and popular activities. Since everyone responds to cannabis a bit differently, these recommendations may not be perfect; however, if you use them as a guide when speaking with your caregiver or budtender, they will be able to help customize a regimen that suit your needs.
Backpacking provides the perfect opportunity for people of all athletic abilities to truly embrace nature. The biggest challenge some hikers face is staying moving, and cannabis sativa will give you the energy and improved mood to make each step easier as you begin climbing up the next massive hill. Once you reach camp, be sure to stock your stash case with some cannabis indica, which will help you get some much needed rest later that evening. Indica's sedative properties will make your sleeping pad feel like the Park Hyatt.
When it's time to relax, look for:
Granddaddy Purple, Bubba Kush, Northern Lights, Afghan Kush/Afghani/Afgoo, Hash Plant, Sensi Star, MK Ultra, Herijuana, Kosher Kush, Master Kush, Blackberry Kush, Shishkaberry
Yoga does not have to be done in a classroom or on a mat! Some of the best yoga sessions can occur around the campfire, during sunset, or at the beach. It's a great low impact activity that is just as much mental as it is physical. For vinyasa and other hot classes, I recommend a hybrid strain to achieve a balance between the energy of sativa and the calm of an indica. For more stretching based yoga classes like Yin, a heavy cannabis indica will help ease the mind and the muscles for a deep meditation. Those who are extra sore or want to take their stretching to the next level should try a CBD-rich strain for its anti-inflammatory properties.
When it's time for a blend, look for:
Blue Dream, OG Kush, Trainwreck, Chemdawg, Cheese, AK-47, Girl Scout Cookies, Bruce Banner, Golden Goat, Lemon Kush, Fire OG, Juicy Fruit, Headband, Gorilla Glue #4
Skiing & Snowboarding
The worlds of snow sports and cannabis have always been somewhat intertwined, and I am proud to be breaking down the boundaries between them. Sativa strains help skiers and snowboarders feel more fluid and creative. The added focus, energy, and pain tolerance can mean the difference between stomping a new trick and calling it quits for the day. My favorite way to medicate before skiing is taking a dab or packing a one hitter with a sativa hybrid.
When it's time to energize, look for:
Sour Diesel, Green Crack, Jack Herer, Durban Poison, Super Silver Haze, Super Lemon Haze, Purple Haze, Island Sweet Skunk, Ghost Train Haze, Acapulco Gold, East Coast Sour Diesel, Strawberry Cough
Going for a casual bike ride is always a good time, but integrating cannabis can turn a regular day into an unforgettable adventure. Especially when you're in a new city and want to open your mind to new experiences, a hybrid strain will deliver the perfect blend of euphoria and relaxation. Hop on your bike and start exploring!
Swimming & Surfing
If you haven't tried cannabis before going for a swim, you are missing out. I suggest pairing a sativa dominant strain with any and all water-sports. Surfers and wakeboarders will appreciate the more intense ‘float’ sensation when incorporating cannabis into their sessions due to the fluidity and creativity provided by the cannabis plant.
Bonus: Pack a Safety Case
I often bring a mix of cannabis flower and concentrates in our Pebble containers on camping trips so that I can twax joints (pictured above) once I arrive at the campsite. By rolling the joint inside out and twaxing, the joint burns much slower and is more potent, which preserves cannabis while medicating more people - ideal for relaxing around the fire!