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Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:35:57 PM »
It was a great turn out, many of those have been visiting Redington for many years, we did introduce a few newbies to the canyon as well.
I am sure a few of the MV members would be interested in helping to preserve Redington as a nude use area. This has been a battle in past years, seems whenever we elect a new Sheriff the policies or enforcement of nudity laws in the canyon changes.
Sure, if you do start a website and petition I will help were I can. Like you, I don't want to make a big stink about it and cause more problems for the area, for many years now the Forest Service and Pima County Sheriff have turned a blind eye to nudity at Redington           
 

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: November 11, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
Good Morning All,
Well, I have been retired for just over a month now, things could not be better!
I have been incredibly busy with projects around the 75-year-old house, painting, patching, gardening, etc., all the tasks I did not have time for when working full time, think I am working harder now than ever before.
I have also been finding some time for myself. Starting to get back into hiking by walking Tumamoc Hill which is just west of downtown Tucson, it is a mile and a half to the top with a climb of just over 700 feet, steep in some areas, made to the top in 28 minutes. 
Last Sunday, a group of us from the Mira Vista resort decided to visit Redington Pass for an afternoon of naked hiking and fun in the sun.  Approximately ten couples and a few singles made the hike down to what is known as the beach area. The weather was wonderful, plenty of sunshine, temperature was in the upper seventies, and a nice breeze through the canyon.  There was water flowing in the in the steam, enough for the falls to run and enough to keep the pools full, although the water was too cold to stay in the pools for long.  Some of us hiked further back in the canyon, while others played a few games of bocce ball and enjoyed a peaceful picnic lunch.
I will try not to be such a stranger until next time.
Have a great day!
Les   

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Trip reports / Re: A Mingus Mountain Trail: Group Hiking
« on: September 20, 2018, 03:22:19 AM »
Jbee,
I have also been interested in photography for quite sometime now, my new camera was just delivered this afternoon. It's a Cannon EOS T6, just an entry level camera, but much nicer than what I have been using. I also ordered two books on the subject of photography, one for digital photography and the second specific to this camera. I have just noticed a common theme of the books in my library, most of the tiles are are succeeded by "For Dummies"! Maybe I will take a photography class?
Until next time,
Les       

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Trip reports / Re: A Mingus Mountain Trail: Group Hiking
« on: September 19, 2018, 02:49:06 AM »
JB, another great article introducing us to many of the well-kept secrets of Arizona. I will be taking an early retirement in 3 weeks and hoping to get out and do some exploring of my own, unfortunately CB needs to work for a few more years.
I had a friend who used to live in Yarnell, just down the hill from Jerome. So, I am familiar with the area, have ridden my motorcycle through the forest many times. Back in the 90's I competed in a bicycle race from Yarnell to Jerome, was in much better shape then.
     

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: August 16, 2018, 06:00:01 AM »
Good Evening Blue Train,
Yes, we grew up in different times. I was born In Hamilton Ontario, Canada in 1958, the eldest of four and remember most of the 60ís.  My parents immigrated from the UK in 1956, moved into an immigrant community, mostly from European and Mediterranean regions. We joined many of our neighbors for get together and dinners, I especially liked the Greek family next door, everyone was served wine with dinner!
My mother survived the bombing of London in WWII. My Father fought in Korea, Argil and Sutherland Highlanders. In the UK, my father was a mechanic for BMC, my mother a secretary for the London Police Department.
We then immigrated to The United States of America and settled in Marana Arizona, in the middle of nowhere!  We became friends with many of our neighborís, would carpool into town for shopping, or pick up a few items for them while there.
We had a lot of freedoms, as a teenager, I rode my motorcycle all around the desert with my .22 rifle, that was common in the wild west. As a young adult, late one night, I was stopped by the local Marshal leaving a local watering hole, should have been charged with DWI (as they called it then), instead I was ordered to park my truck and given a ride home, it was a simpler time in my opinion.                   

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:40:20 AM »
Jbee,
You are correct, many years ago we could set our watches by the afternoon Monsoon rains, the winter rains were also just as spectacular, raining the entire month of January. 
Our family lived just off the Avra Valley Road, two miles west of the Interstate 10, my mother still lives on the property. During the rainy season we would park our cars on the shoulder of the paved road and walk the half mile to the house, if you had a four wheel drive you might still bog down in the quagmire named Airline Road.
I do miss the simpler times when we all knew our neighbors,considered them friends, all welcome in our homes. In an earlier post, you mentioned you were considering a move  back to midtown?   
 Living in midtown today its convenient, anything you need is just minutes away. However, people keep to themselves, barely know their neighbors by locking themselves in the homes, emerging only when necessary.   
Les       

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:28:12 AM »
We finally received a little bit of rain in central Tucson!
CB and I returned home around 6:00 PM Saturday after our regular weekend visit to Mira Vista, the skies were dark to the northeast, the smell of rain was in the air. We settled under the old Eucalyptus tree with a couple of adult beverages hoping the rain gods would bless us with some relief from the dessert heat. CB stood up and slipped off her hippie dress (as I call it) and began to dance nude in an improvised rain dance around our Garden of Eden. A short while later the winds began to swirl, large rain drops   splattered on the patio, the skies grew even darker, finally we have rain. The rain left as quickly as it appeared rendering a mere 2 tenths of an inch, not much, but we will take whatever can get. So, we ordered a pizza for delivery, spent the rest of the evening under the stars, until CB headed home before midnight.
Sunday, I had planned to meet a couple of my biker buddies for an early morning breakfast ride on the east-side of Tucson. After breakfast with the guys, I stopped at a local nursery for gardening ideas as JBee suggested in an earlier post.
The place I chose to stop was Mesquite Valley Growers, a newly remodeled nursery with acers of shrubs, trees, planters and garden ornaments, so much more to imagine what a beautiful place. Next weekend, hopefully, CB will lend me her eye for such things and her pickup truck to transport my purchases home.                     
 

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:06:37 AM »
Recently I have been working on our Garden of Eden in central Tucson, it is an odd shaped private area surrounded on three sides by my home, work shop, a six-foot block wall, and Redwood fence on the westside of the property which I erected about 10 years ago from materials purchased from the Home Depot, a local home improvement warehouse.  The elements are beginning to take a toll on the wooden fence, the slats are shrinking from the sun and arid climate leaving small gaps, a thin vertical window into our private world should some walk by in close proximity.
 Last September I had a great idea of planting vines to cover the gaping fence, add foliage and ambiance to the garden. My plan was working well, the vines (creeping figs) were growing wonderfully until the heat for June arrived, then started to shrivel and dry up. I poured water to them daily only the plants in the shade of the old Eucalyptus are showing any promise, not thriving, we were hoping the monsoons would bring some welcome rain to central Tucson. For the past month, CB and I have watched the storms brewing, dark clouds, lightning and thunder building in the surrounding mountains, we have been blessed with so very little rain in the central Tucson Valley.   
Monday morning at first light, I was watering the garden au natural, something caught my eye through a gap in the fence. It was a neighbor woman walking her dog through my property, between the  neighboring house and mine, not sure if she spotted me or not, so I have begun removing the fence slats one at a time, tightening the gaps as time permits to increase privacy.
Today, I took another trip to the Home Depot and purchased four Oleanders in five-gallon buckets, all I could fit into my car in one trip. The oleander is a drought resistant plant and fast growing that will add beauty to the garden and shield us from nosy neighbors.         

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Trip reports / Re: A Walk in the Park
« on: July 26, 2018, 04:41:31 AM »
The Rillito River path is a great place for a late-night stroll or bicycle ride.

Back in the 1980ís, we could drive in the river bed of the Rillito, it was dry most of the year. Tucson had an event named the Rillito River Regatta. Entries in the event would convert their 4X4ís into floats which  resembled water craft, then paraded then down the dry river bed, it was quite a sight.             

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: July 26, 2018, 04:29:19 AM »
My father was born in Glasgow Scotland, served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and fought in Korea.  In 2001 he took the family, my mother, sister and myself for a two-week vacation to Great Britain.   My mother was born in London and survived the bombing during WWII, so we landed in Gatwick, rented a car and headed off to Scotland, stopping at many of the historical sites, my father was a real history buff.  We stayed in a chalet on the University of Sterling campus just below the Wallace Monument. My sister and I walked the road by the abbey to the monument and climb the tower daily, it was our only opportunity to get some aerobic exercise and a break from the parents. We then visited family in Perth, Glasgow and attended the highland games in Blairgowrie, then took the train to Edinburgh and walked the Royal Mile to the castle were my father was stationed for a few years.  The closest we were to Sky was Fort William, then Mallaiag. Unfortunately, our visit to Scotland was a whirlwind trip, I am planning to travel to the highlands again once retired. As an admirer of the single malts, I will be spending a little more time, and hopefully finding a nice place for a little nude hiking, Ben Nevis was too cold that September day!
After leaving Scotland we headed south to London, and Barton Le Clay to visit my motherís family. While there, we saw the sights, River Theams, Tower Bridge and Tower of London and the lights of Brighton. Then tragedy struck, the 911 attack on New York City, we had flight leaving Gatwick on the 13th of September, so off the airport we went, not know how long the air space would be shut down. We arrive in Gatwick, my parents headed to Paris, they were retired and had no particular place to be, as for me and my sister, we decided to wait it out in the airport as we have jobs waiting and a limited budget.  After six days at Gatwick and daily walks to Crawly, we finally had a flight back to Phoenix.   
           

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Introductions / Re: Hello From Tucson Arizona
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:02:52 PM »
I call the Phoenix metro area "East LA"!

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Introductions / Re: Hello From Tucson Arizona
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:40:28 AM »
Hello John and Jbee!
Thank you for the warm welcome, I have been reading the forms here in Free Range Naturism for a few months and finally decided to register in order to post a few comments of my own. I came here by the way of Jbeeís blog, as you know he has a link posted. I discovered JBeesí blog, Free Range Naturist several months ago while researching hiking and camping spots in the southwest, found his articles to be well written and informative, been a follower ever since.
CB and I began our search for nudist friends several years ago, joined a nudist website for a short while, met with a non-landed club in Tucson several times, stopped at Deanza Springs in Jacumba California for a quick visit on our way back from San Diego. We also stayed two extended weekends at Shangri La in New River Arizona, we had a great time and have been meaning to get back.
In early 2016 we spent a weekend at Mira Vista not far from where we live, Mira Vista is a beautiful maintained resort with wonderful people, so we joined and visit regularly. Last weekend we had the pleasure of meeting Jbee and the lovely DF in the conversation pool. The conversation pool is a long curved shallow pool, warm but not Jacuzzi hot, and enough seating on both sides for you and forty of your closest friends.  We chatted for an hour or so, exchanging some of our stories and experiences with them, and another couple whom we are mutually acquainted, it was a wonderful afternoon.
Until next time,
Les 

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Introductions / Hello From Tucson Arizona
« on: July 15, 2018, 05:44:06 AM »
Hello All,
AZ_Nudist here in Tucson Arizona, also known as L&C Tucson along with my girlfriend CB . I have been a nudist/naturalist most of my life, visiting Blacks Beach in La Jolla California since the early 80ís. A very close friend of mine lived in El Cajon for many years, and my younger sister resided in Oceanside, we still visit the area regularly.
We enjoy hiking nude in the mountains around Tucson, Redington is our favorite. Itís a moderate hike, not too strenuous, in an hour or so you can be deep in the canyon enjoying the stream and pools from the mountain springs and snow run off early in the year. During the monsoons, the water flow can be irregular and dangerous, many hikers have been injured and some have perished in the canyon.       
I am very fortunate to have met CB in 2006, found her to be a very adventurist and fun-loving woman from the time we first met, but not a nudist at the time. We both ride Harleys, enjoy exploring this great land on the two lane back roads and hiking trails when we can get away for a few days or longer.
In 2013, we road Route 66 across the country, wound our way down through the Blue Ridge/Smoky Mountains and spent two weeks in Florida, spending several days in Key West, Miami, then Daytona. While in Miami we visited Haulover beach, a beautiful stretch of clothing optional beach, an easy walk from the parking lot. This was CBís first time on a nude beach, it did not take long to put her inhibitions aside, and she has been hooked ever since. 
I am also working on my personal Garden of Eden in midtown Tucson, at the time it is fairly private if we are quiet and do not draw the attention of our neighbors, we are working on more foliage at time. We also enjoy visiting the clothing optional resorts in the Southwestern deserts, but much rather be hiking the trails au natural.
Well, thatís if for now!   
Les       
   

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