We are going over various types of hikers that we meet along the trail when out enjoying nature and today we are featuring the Hippie Hiker.
Similar to the City Hiker just discussed, the Hippie Hiker can often be smelled prior to being seen. Now, obviously, these are both very distinct and different smells and you will quickly understand the difference after only a handful of encounters. The Hippie Hiker is in no hurry, in fact they probably haven’t even decided if they actually want to hike to a destination or just turn around whenever. The most important thing for the Hippie Hiker to have on hand is a good amount of water, a Tarpestry, and of course the rolling papers. I mean, you know, what’s not better than smoking while hiking?
I know not all Hippie Hikers will fall quite in the “trail smokers”* crowd, however they will still most likely be hiking a bit slower than most on the trail and looking for a neat spot off trail where they can relax in the wild and see even less people. A Tarpestry of any kind is a crucial companion for the Hippie Hiker. Not necessarily in it for the exercise, we can all learn from the Hippie Hiker to slow down a bit, take a deep breath and just be one with nature.
*Even if you aren’t into breathing second hand smoke on the trail, please try not to be too judgmental of the trail smokers….they really were trying to light up when no one was around.