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Lemmiwinks wrote:evaunitross, what did you think would happen when you posted this? Did you expect everyone to sympathize with you say "sure smoke up wherever you want on the trail" because if so, you're delusional.
Also, saying "I promise I'll try very hard not to start a fire" are famous last words of a redneck before he starts a fire.
If you do smoke, it better be damn far away from the trail. Way more than 30 ft (can't remember what idiot suggested that, but I think it was pills). You also shouldn't do it on any sort of technical route in which you're altered state would affect the safety of others.
If you have to ask if doing something in the outdoors is going to ruin the experience for others, that's probably a good indication that you shouldn't do it. Have you ever come upon a camp site littered with cans and trash? If you like to smoke, fine - do it where no one will have a problem with it, and no one will have a problem with you doing it.
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I don’t smoke. I really detest tobacco smoke. Although I don’t mind walking through a cloud of pot, I can understand someone having a problem with it. Also even though a majority of Colorado voters passed amendment 64, several layers of authorities will do their best to ignore the voter’s wishes. So it's best to still be careful.
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MountainMedic wrote: [...]interferes with other people's experience, then you're being inconsiderate and should lay off. Respect your fellow hiker/climber. Anybody who takes on this holier than thou [...] attitude is entitled to their opinion, but should keep it to his or her self.
On the summit of the last 14er I climbed, some of us "Brat Pack" folks ran into a group of three or so sans helmets coming up Snowmass. A number of us lambasted them for it. If we were to send rocks down, our actions might have very different results on those wearing helmets versus those dumb enough not to. Pot's potentially the same thing. You share the mountain with other climbers, and your decisions affect them. .
Ill take a clear well thought out and consistent thought lacking apostrophes and commas over one with perfect punctuation but glaring contradictions any day
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I vote HoF based on the PM busts alone... This is no Lucky/Missy pissing match, but as a long time lurker, I rarely post, but I must chime in here.
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In fact, I choose alternative routes (like Brown's Creek to Antero; the Cosgriff/SE Ridge on Elbert; the Montgomery Reservoir approach for Decalibron) so I can bake in private. My 11th essential is an ash tin. If any other human is in sight or earshot, I refrain. Thus I've never fired up on the summit of a 14er, yet there's plenty of empty space atop 13's, 12's, 11's, etc. In a couple weeks last summer I bagged 27 peaks at a moderate pace, and only two of them were 14ers.
Catch my drift?
Being from the East, though, I particularly enjoy toking good green weed under cover of the forest canopy. I often bushwhack, so neither privacy nor potential harm to the health of others is a concern. I usually keep a mellow buzz, but occasionally push the envelope—just blast a hit so deep and heavy that I practically pass out. Last spring, while thru-hiking a short long-distance trail, surrounded for miles by only trees, lakes, streams and wildlife, I huffed down such an intense hit that I actually fainted by a creek. It was awesome—kind of like when as a kid I used to hyperventilate and have my buddy give me a bear hug until I went limp in his arms and fell to the ground. It was better than sniffing glue. You come to without any frame of reference. You don't what time it is, what day it is, where you are, or even who you are.
Similarly, yet irrespective of weed, I like to cruise into the Eastern woods, just run my ass off for a few miles, and get so deeply into the forest, the natural world, that I forget where I am. You're not sure if these trees are in Maine, or Vermont, or New Hampshire, or the Adirondacks. What range am I in, you ask yourself. It's an incredibly liberating feeling.
And then, after a few moments, whether stoned or sober, I snap back to reality, cross-reference the map buried in my pack if need be, dial in my internal compass, remind myself of where I am, and finish the hike.
Yes, I'm a fan of Timothy Leary, and no, I've never needed a rescue. All's well that ends well.
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