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Peter S

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New converts to FRN
« on: November 03, 2017, 09:42:14 AM »

https://pinkhathiker.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-naked-in-nature-movement/

It seems we have been fore runners of a “movement” which is “taking the hiking world by storm”. Who knew, eh?
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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 02:40:08 PM »
Thanks for sharing that link.

When she sees others going naked she has permission to go naked in nature.  When enough people do it then it becomes a "movement" and its OK for many more.   We have to stop hiding so that it become common. 

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 05:29:35 PM »
It would indeed be a good thing if social nudity became much more acceptable, simply by people actually moving around socially naked. I know that nudity will not ever be the norm on the streets or in shopping area's in England.  2 years ago on a very hot summers day I put a pair of shorts on to go to local shop, two women pulled their young children closer, the man putting his bike in the rack asked, "Are you ok pops, is someone looking after you?" Maybe an 'old man' in tiny shorts is beyond the limits of acceptability, so if I had not put the shorts on there could have been 'mass hysterical panic!

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 07:33:36 PM »
Lately, I've been seeing more women out on the trail than men. I'm bumping into couples and pairs of women. Occasional lone guys. Maybe it is just a fluke, but it is good to see, liberated accomplished females.

Anyway, a naked in nature movement. I'll do my part!
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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 03:51:16 PM »
That was an interesting article, although I don't agree with everything she said. Be that as it may be, "naked in nature" is definitely a form of naturism, though not the only one. I also agree that nudity is exhilarating and gives a real sense of physical freedom.

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 08:03:51 PM »
Lately, I've been seeing more women out on the trail than men. I'm bumping into couples and pairs of women. Occasional lone guys. Maybe it is just a fluke, but it is good to see, liberated accomplished females.

Anyway, a naked in nature movement. I'll do my part!
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Are any of the women you see naked in nature?   

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 07:29:53 PM »
Yes. Redington Pass certainly. I have not seen, but know for a fact that nude swimming and wandering around vicinity camp has been policy of two female hikers, as they are friends. Then there's those with me. Other than that, I don't know, other than they showed absolutely no surprise about naked me.

I have never encountered another person naked on the trail. Generally, they have seen me covered up, too. Most people tend to hike to a watered place and then, undress as far as my lifetime experiences. Swimming holes will drop inhibition, but caution is often employed. I'd bet that I have bumped into more pairs on naked women, that were thinking that in privacy, than pairs of naked men at swimming holes (they were in privacy until we arrived). But, that is just a few. I don't know if it means anything.

Lately, these are just some women hiking. They commonly, usually, are talking with each other, giving plenty of warning. That has been consistent. I could say that a majority of women talk on the trail and not quiet enough to not scare critters, or alarm nude hikers, which is different than most men. They are not likely to be doing that while nude hiking...but, then again I can reflect on several who did, or who talked lots while I'm hiking nude and supposedly in stealth. There will be a trip report later in the year where a group hike had two of us getting away from them, so we could better get in touch with the natural surroundings and maybe see some wildlife, because they were so loud.

Lately, I've been seeing more women on the trail than men. All, both genders have been wearing clothing and looking silly and out of touch for it.
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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 10:42:40 PM »
I have never met or seen another person on the trail who was naked or appeared to have just covered up. I've never seen anyone who looked silly, either. But I have seen lone women hiking on backwoods trails and in all seasons but I don't recall any in pairs. I've seen only a few family groups (meaning with children) but two men together frequently. Sometimes a man and women together. Overall, the people I've seen have covered a wide age range. I've also been seen nude, too, a few times. Unfortunately, none of the places that I've been in the last 20 years have any places for swimming.

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2018, 11:23:56 PM »
Somehow I missed this one the 1st time around.

I guess if more people are getting out and going hiking naked that’s good, no matter the reason.
Nude sunbathing seems to be the most accepted form of public nudity, so maybe hiking nude will become as accepted as the sunbathing is.

I’ve been doing this off and on since I was a kid, so I can see why she’s so excited. If she’s just discovered naked outdoor activities as an adult it can be liberating.

Good for her and public nudity.

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 12:24:28 AM »
In the many years and places I have been hiking, there have been a few encounters with others that happened to be nude.  The first was while hiking the Gila Wilderness back in the 70's.  My wife at the time, 2 brothers and me were hiking down the Gila River to the 'Ponds'.  It was an overnight hike and we certainly were novices.  My little bro had drained his water rations for the day and had just about given up on ever finding the mysterious 'ponds' when we happened upon them.  He was quickly dropping trou when I cautioned him that the pond, he was about to jump in, was already occupied.  A nude woman was curled up at the waters edge gazing into the depths.  My brother hollered to her, asking if she minded company and was elated when she acknowledged in the positive.  His clothes were quickly shed, followed by a less than graceful dive.  He looked like a duck trying to get airborne as he crossed over to the side with the woman.  Being from Texas, he didn't realize how cold snow melt could be.  So my naked brother joined the nude woman curled up next to the water's edge, gazing at its depths.
We were able to accustom ourselves to the water temperature, though I think we spent considerable more time sunning and exploring the warm rocks than soaking in the cold water.  The woman disappeared before we had a chance to converse and we did not see her again.  It was one of the first opportunities I had to experience free range naturism as an adult.
I have a story from last year that I will post.  It involves an encounter with a nude couple on the Barton Creek Greenbelt in Austin.  The girl was hulla-hooping when I arrived and we chatted a bit.  They soon packed up to continue down the trail, putting all of their things (except shoes and the hoop) in their backpacks and heading out. Up to that moment, I thought I was the only one hiking the trails bare all over (except for the feet).

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 04:45:24 PM »
Nude sunbathing seems to be the most accepted form of public nudity, so maybe hiking nude will become as accepted as the sunbathing is.
Duane

I always found sunbathing to be exceedingly boring.  I need to be doing something like hiking, walking, playing, etc. 

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 08:25:18 PM »
I have no trouble suntanning, or laying about.

It is pleasant to lie still, to watch breath, to feel the breeze across the body, the varying heat from the sun. I watch the patterns and light show, as the light shines through my eyelids. There is always something passing by, like the clouds above, their patterns mixed with my imagination. My mind can always float into deliberations, contemplations, organizations, and imaginative projects. Better still, is for the mind and thoughts to turn off, or down, so awareness of the moment is all that there is. Sometime sleep comes, maybe a dream. Sometimes my suntanning is done on a rubber raft in a pool, floating, simply navigating from edge to edge, only movement in the arms. Sometimes I'll listen to music, or read, or listen to the waves crash repetitively at the beach. It is also pleasant to lay with DF, maybe just holding hands on our backs. People lay in the sun and talk. There is native American social behavior where it is impolite to look at someone when conversing. There is a reason for that and has a place. It is a good way to "know" someone, while laying in the sun.

There is a craft to getting an even tan, where stripes don't run from armpit to ankle, winkies don't exist and you look likeyou were born that way. It can be a sense of accomplishment to sport such a work.

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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 10:39:18 PM »
I once laid down out in the middle of the desert to just do a little naked sunbathing. I became so relaxed, I fell asleep. If I did that in my back yard, I would hear the neighbors stereo, the traffic on the street, sirens, jets taking off (I live near an airport) and a host of other everyday city noises.

The peace and quiet of the desert just lulled me to sleep. I woke up and for a split second I was unaware of where I was. I still remember that special reaction to realizing I was out in nature and I felt perfectly normal.

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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2018, 03:18:39 PM »
I once laid down out in the middle of the desert to just do a little naked sunbathing. I became so relaxed, I fell asleep. If I did that in my back yard, I would hear the neighbors stereo, the traffic on the street, sirens, jets taking off (I live near an airport) and a host of other everyday city noises.
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When I lived in Los ALamos, NM, I often went out into the wood and lay down for 30 minutes to meditate and such.  It was a trial.  I get bored really quickly.  Then for a while I started falling asleep in the woods.  After I became single again I began staying up late on Internet chats out of loneliness.  I was going home for lunch and taking a nap. I still take naps and find that having the TV on golf or baseball makes a nap easy.  In some way the noise of traffic on the streets, airplanes, everyday noises, is reassuring that the world is normal. So we feel safe and secure to sleep. No predator animals are going to attack us while those other people are watching the world.  Sometimes when it becomes TOO quiet we have more to fear.  Just thinking.  I still enjoy napping naked outside too.     
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Re: New converts to FRN
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2018, 05:16:42 PM »
When everything is really quiet, I can hear the ringing in my ears better.