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jbeegoode

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 08:29:57 PM »
I've been thinking about doing a nude hike to celebrate my 70th (which is still a few years off) with an epic walk, like the Arizona Trail. I also have considered that to go to all of that work, it might be something that could be a fundraiser, a raised fist for old farts everywhere. It would likely be something that would require alpacas to carry water, etc. I might receive help, trail angels, along the way, or get some funding. Or not advertise it as a nude walk, but an old guy walk and just be nude away from the trailheads. Just a daydream, for now. As they said, "I ain't dead yet."

Our SANS Southern Arizona Naturist Society, back in the later 1990's, the used to participate in the "Adopt a Highway" clean up program. We would keep a section on Interstate I-10 clean and the state would place a sigh with our name on it. As the millions of people entered Tucson, they would see the sign and recognize that naturist were a part of the community.

So, could you get by wearing a kilt of some kind to avoid that torture on your charity walk? I have a light camouflage one from the internet. You could avoid the clan thing. Maybe one that states the charity on it? Anyway, thank-you for serving.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2019, 10:56:57 PM »
Oh, to be 70 again!

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2019, 11:21:54 PM »
I've been thinking about doing a nude hike to celebrate my 70th (which is still a few years off) with an epic walk, like the Arizona Trail. I also have considered that to go to all of that work, it might be something that could be a fundraiser, a raised fist for old farts everywhere. …..
Jbee

  Thought for you, Jbee:  Perhaps, in the effort to raise donations, you might publicise widely and tell all the media you will be trying to do it naked and so get some official clearance to do just that!


Would this be after the Greece trip or before? :D


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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2019, 09:20:27 AM »
After Greece. I still have another 3 to 4 years to go. DF too. Plenty of time to think about it. It is a months long trek. I would still have to see if I'm inclined after some similar romps as a sectional hiker for extended times. Living out of a backpack for weeks at a time needs its waters tested. We like to stop and smell the roses and this one would require some marching. It is 750+ hard trekking miles. The high elevations get chilly and the summer heat down between those mountains can get extremely hot. Ten miles a day is 2.5 months, 15 miles, a month and a half, marching, 30 to 40 days expected. Figure that in-between the cold and the monsoon.

https://aztrail.org/the-trail/map-of-the-trail/

Let me be clear, I may be talking out of my butt! But a goal like that would keep us busy and in wonderful shape. No way that I would backpack it. We have been exploring sections. I'm familiar with lots of it.

I believe that we could do it, but would we want to?
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2019, 04:08:40 PM »
So far we'll be at Euronat for the fortnight starting 2nd June and at the Naturist Panorama Hotel on the Greek island of Zakynthos for the fortnight starting 18th September.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2019, 05:11:19 PM »
I've already done my major naturist trip of the year, but I'm hoping for more:

- The hiking group often does a season opener day hike in Vermont, on the opposite side of Harriman Reservoir from the Ledges. This year, nobody's mentioned it yet.
- Midsummer Day hike on the Long Trail in Vermont. Happens every year, rain or shine.
- Naked European Walking Tour in Austria, July 13-20. I've already got my plane ticket! But I won't be joining the group that will do another week of hiking in Germany, because my wife will be coming over so we can spend 2 weeks as textile tourists in France and Switzerland. Jacques-Marie, what are the chances of meeting?
- We've already agreed that the group won't do our usual week in Vermont, because there are just so many personal activities taking people away. But there is a plan for 3 days in August at the Abbott's Glen resort that's also in Vermont. Unfortunately I can already see a commitment that will keep me out of that, but I'm holding onto some hope.
- Later in the month, the Eastern Naturist Gathering.
- One of the New Zealanders that we met back in February will be in New England in late August, maybe early September. We've said "We must get together" but I'm not sure what that's going to mean. Yes, August looks like a busy month.

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2019, 07:46:27 PM »

Quote from: Jbee
Let me be clear, I may be talking out of my butt!
Surely not?
Does that ever happen? :D
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2019, 11:25:41 PM »
Uh...
...DF has never said that she has noticed that phenomenon, but sometimes I'd swear that she is thinking that....

I try not to, but it is like eating beans, before ya know it....
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2019, 09:26:33 AM »
we can spend 2 weeks as textile tourists in France and Switzerland. Jacques-Marie, what are the chances of meeting?.

It would be a pleasure to meet you. I still have no plan for this period of summer. Keep me informed of your trip;
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2019, 09:01:40 PM »
... I'm hoping for more:
... August looks like a busy month.

How does one get connected with a group?  My excursions are typically alone because I cannot get conected with a group (examples are The Ledges, Stratton Pond Loop, Mt. Wilson, Mt. Ascutney)

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2019, 09:39:42 PM »
Alas! The year is now all but half over and I have done nothing. That is, nothing worth mentioning here. Oh, I have been going hiking more than ever but only out the back door for a two-mile jaunt. And definitely not nude. My wife has been keeping me busy with first one project after another, too. And we're also trying to plan a summer trip for us and our daughter and her husband. But we haven't got anywhere on that point and I'm beginning to wonder if anything will happen. Already I had to pass up a high school reunion (class of 64) because of possible conflict but this wouldn't be the first time that's happened. But there's another one this fall (I went to two high schools) that I might get to, maybe.

At the moment, we're having something of a heat wave and I'm not so anxious to undertake a long hike (say, ten miles), even nude. My two-mile hikes have been exhausting in the heat but I go anyway. My wife is a dedicated walker, too, but she sticks to the sidewalks and I have no interest in that.

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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2019, 04:47:57 PM »

Sounds like me, Blue Train.
Always something getting in the way of a bit of quality nude time in nature.
Hang in there, when you get the chance it will be all the sweeter.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2019, 07:50:21 PM »
Now I can feel smug. My plans for 2019 to explore new country walks weekly and do as many of them as possible naked have borne fruit. The weekly bit hasn’t always happened, and the naked bit has been mixed, but when successful it has been very successful and even the less so have been on 5e good side of mediocre. Come to the Cotswolds, John.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2019, 10:56:39 PM »
Nuduke! Far away enough that the locals can't find out? Nothing for the wife to fear embarrassment? Not a huge drive? Pleasant enough to warrant  letting go of a day to do? Sounds as though the Cotswolds are beckoning.

I just read the Wiki on Cotswolds and it looks to be a wonderful place to find nude wanderings, when the rain stops. 80% farms. It's population is tiny in an area the size of central Arizona. There must be room to move and get away with those rules about wandering freely and right of way. With the new understanding of the nudity law, Peter, you must be having great fun.

I'd like to know more.
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Re: Plans for 2019
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2019, 10:35:45 AM »
Cotswolds - gently rolling hills, farmland and woodland. Traditionally sheep country, but mixed farming these days; when the rape’s in bloom half the countryside is bright yellow! Limestone underneath it all giving a mellow, honey-coloured stone that darkens with age when used in picture-perfect cottages and little villages.

Like most of British farming the labourers are gone, replaced by single-operator machinery, which has emptied the fields to make them much more naturist-friendly. The footpaths date back centuries, connecting remote cottages to villages, churches, pubs and “the big house”; some paths have become roads but others still meander over hill and dale giving wide roaming areas. The villages are much bigger than they once were, now mostly dormitories for nearby towns or virtual retirement enclaves with no children to be seen.

My latest 12 mile walk achieved at least nine naked miles, covering up for odd stretches of road (usually unnecessary due to lack of traffic) and passing through villages.

You’d like it, JBee
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