I just love the mountains of Colorado.
Living in Denver, I have access to leisurely day strolls in the foothills as well as challenging hikes up to the second highest peak in the United States.
I keep a close watch on the weather due to the potential of sudden storms and head out to explore scenery as often as possible. Although it might be the easiest of the hikes on my list, The Trading Post Trail is always a favorite way to breathe fresh mountain air, stretch my legs and make a pilgrimage to Red Rocks Amphitheater. I also love the views of snow-capped peaks, wildflowers and alpine lakes found in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. One of my more challenging hikes takes me up Mount Elbert. It takes an eleven-mile round trip from the lower trailhead to the summit and back. It is a steady upward climb with an ascension of 4,000 vertical feet and amazing views over the Sawatch Range. While hiking keeps me quite physically fit, my hobby also results in some sore muscles and aching joints. I experience cuts, bruises, strains and swelling on a regular basis. I’ve found that cannabis tinctures and topicals are a helpful, natural and straightforward treatment. I can stop at the dispensary in Denver, buy some CBD-dominant balms, ointments and tinctures and tuck them right into my backpack. These cannabis products are wonderfully compact and discreet. They don’t require any specialized accessories or cause a mess or odors. The tinctures are applied by way of a few drops placed under the tongue. The cannabinoids are absorbed sublingually for rapid onset of effects. With proper storage, they offer a long shelf-life. Plus, the package includes a handy dropper to easily measure dosage.