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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #825 on: August 13, 2019, 06:57:39 PM »
JMF, sorry that we missed you while you were away. Annecy was a very nice city and we enjoyed it a lot, but the lakefront wasn't friendly to naturism. Also our one full day there was cool and rainy, but it added "atmosphere" to a walk around the old town!

Apart from that missed connection, July wasn't a bad month. I'll start a new thread about the Naked European Walking Tour.


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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #826 on: August 13, 2019, 08:01:57 PM »

My porch faces north and it's only about 2.5sq metres...more a large cupboard :D
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #827 on: August 14, 2019, 10:40:54 PM »
The Red Rocks are west of here were a great place to go on a SN hike. The advertising and the popularity of it with the local resorts for use by customers, makes it unbearable.

Busses, shuttles outdoor trips all from casinos and outfitters makes it feel like a theme park. With all the traffic I smells like a carnival.

I quit hiking there a while back after a couple of close calls.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #828 on: September 05, 2019, 03:18:30 AM »
This August was one of the epic months as it pertained to free range, stealth or just plain naked walking! The powers that be, that is the local wildlife management people cut the roads and pathways in our local areas so with an easy drive from home I have been ale to get my 10,000 steps almost daily. Since I have two areas to chose from it never gets boring as the routes can vary day to day. On top of that we spent a great deal of time on the road so I got to revisit some old haunts. Back in June and early July many of those trails were submerged by high water but now although wet and muddy at least passable. As I once posted many of those trails are cut about six feet wide (almost 2 meters) and grass covered. So I could walk barefoot as well as nude and enjoy giving my feet a mud bath only to clean them in the grass.

Campsite nudity was limited as we were in an open field in one area we visited. There used to be more cover but the Emerald Worm Borer did the number and destroyed a number of trees. My hope is the reforestation program will fill in the gaps and at least offer some shelter or screens. So in the 31 days of the month there were only five that didn't offer some sort of outside activity. Although a few thunderstorms did curtail the duration of some walks.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #829 on: September 05, 2019, 10:20:44 AM »
I've had an excellent month walking on high moorland and on local low level footpaths. The biggest challenge has been brambles and nettles. I look to carrying a walking pole to bash them aside. Walking barefoot would have been like walking on nails. I almost managed one walk without getting a scratch when following the path behind a pond and under trees one bramble really got me and I still have the scars to prove it. Every cloud has a silver lining and the blackberries are lovely.

I hope to discover more local countryside in the next few days

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #830 on: September 05, 2019, 02:31:14 PM »
As ever,  my daily walks have been enjoyable irrespective of the weather.  Yesterday saw a funny event.  I was walking naked as usual,  convinced I was alone. I heard the giggles first and then saw the shadow.  It was a low flying hot air balloon :-)

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #831 on: September 05, 2019, 09:11:32 PM »
Nudwalker, I should be so diligent, admirable.

Davie, Would most of these scars be avoided by short pants, or gators, or is it a chaps kind of need? Just curious, I often think how useless clothing is at doing what it is for, so it is revealed as only a modesty/fashion contraption. Most rips here come at places where shorts wouldn't help anyway. Nude, I just get slowed up, treading more carefully, but that's okay.

There could be a time when I might wear snake gators in tall grass.

HillwalkerDundee! That is so unthinkable, who'd a thunk it? Say, I have a mention of you on my blog:

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2019/08/22/pondering-the-adjustments-of-life-in-a-body/

Oh yea, my monthly report:

We had a great trip to a spot up by Sedona along Oak Creek Canyon. We revisited near to where we camped with Eyesup, exploring a little valley populated by gold miners. We visited with two non-landed clubs last month. One in Tucson was a pool party for about 30 and one was in Prescott, with croquette, jaccuzzi and karioki (sic.). I got a couple of days alone up on Mt. Lemmon. I was laid up in degrees during a couple of weeks on pain pills, pain before and after a complicated tooth extraction. It's been hot, just one stroll out to Havarock, but an incredible experience because it was in the warm monsoon rains which finally came up to us. I have written reports for the website and pics but I'll still have to wait to put them all together and post about them for a month, or two. There is plenty to report before that. I've got reports going back to last spring still in line.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #832 on: September 05, 2019, 09:21:00 PM »
I was able to get in about five miles of nude hiking today on the Signal Knob trail in the northern end of George Washington National Forest. Total miles was something less than ten miles. I had originally planned to go yesterday but I put it off until today when the weather was supposed to be milder. Unfortunately, it was.

It was 63 when I left the parking lot at about 6:30 this morning. There were no other cars in the parking lot. I was still able to hike comfortably until I reached the ridge, when it became breezy and chilly with a cloudy sky. So I put on the only clothing I brought, a t-shirt and a pair of thin shorts. I did pass the only person I saw after I was dressed again. It wasn't warm (or rather, I wasn't warm) until I had about two miles to go. It's a very rough and rocky trail, though. There is a lot of detail on that and other hikes in the region on a website "Hiking Upward," for hikes in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. It was still a good hike, although my feet don't think so.

There's really no difference worth mentioning about hiking nude, as you probably all know. Practically everyone hikes in shorts in warm weather anyway and usually with a t-shirt, too. No one would give you a second glance. So, if it's warm enough (a big if, it so happens) and you're not worried about being seen, there's no reason not to.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #833 on: September 05, 2019, 09:40:32 PM »
Fantastic website! Good to know, if I'm ever in the neighborhood.

Lots of trees and creeks!!! (Arizona joke)
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #834 on: September 05, 2019, 10:52:27 PM »
That particular trail does not have any majestic scenery or overlooks, except right at Signal Knob, which I bypassed, although I've been there twice before and the route I took today once. Plus two or three other shorter hikes in the same trail.

Now I understand why people climb vertical rock cliffs:  anything to keep from walking so far.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #835 on: September 11, 2019, 07:52:08 PM »
I have just returned from a week of naked hiking in two islands of Brittany, Belle Ile first in four days of walks and then the small island of Houat for a day. It was organized by the association of naturist hikers of Brittany. There were about fifteen of us from all over France.
I like hiking, running, kayaking, biking, sailing, geocaching...naked of course!

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #836 on: September 13, 2019, 10:43:59 PM »
That sounds very fun. I had no idea of the islands. I assume that you will report and post fine pictures on your website?
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #837 on: September 30, 2019, 11:48:45 PM »
End of the month of September. Being tenacious, we got out. I've been ill the greater part of the month. On the couch, I've been naked of course, in fact just a couple of trips to the doc and groceries once, clothed for an hour or so. Don't know if I'd brag that off as a month of naturism, however. DF has been a fantastic angel.

In spite of this, we went ahead with plans to spend three weekdays at Verde Hot Springs and Fossil Creek. I thought that I was getting over it, but it persisted enough to make my forays less robust. We got around and the scene was healing, none the less. So, I've got a story about the good 'ol Hotsprings history and something of them today and two trips through Fossil Creek and the blue green waters, with stealth that I'll publish later this winter.

We retraced a trip that we did years ago on the southwestern slopes of the Huachuca Mountains. On that trip, our camera broke, so, I can republish that trip with new pics. We found a couple of new spots, one for a picnic in the shade of a tree, next to a brook.

October looks sparse so far, but with tenacity and luck...who knows. The docs maybe closing in on the cause and we're trying protocol to fix me. I'm getting along better and suspect a mending is coming to me.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #838 on: October 01, 2019, 06:43:27 PM »
Happy that you are on the mend, JBEE. I am suffering from a bad spell presently. Hoping it will be short in duration as I am hosting a naked movie night this Friday. I have certainly been burning the candle at both ends lately.
September started off on a good foot. I attended a regional burn over the labor day weekend. Actually, a Pity Party (#playapityparty) (https://southmorehouse.wixsite.com/home/playa-pity-party) for burners who could not attend Burning Man this year. My first adventure with this group. Had to come up with a camp theme, so I decided on the Pingpong Pavilion (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YHBKrhYKCkWsnxub8). It was a hit!
I arrived nude, but a neighbor was at the gate when I got there, so I put on shorts and t-shirt while I signed in. I remained nude for the whole time after that. Attendance was estimated at over 70 with several different themed camps. We were next to Glam Camp where you were encouraged to accessorize any costume you felt inspired to wear.
The event was held in Central Texas, with scrub oak and mesquite in abundance. One of the event themed was to counter Burning Man, this year was to "Leave a Trace".  We were to contribute to the site in some meaningful way. I cleared out area and carved steps in the sides of the ravine separating us from the main area.
I hadn't figured things out completely with the pavilion. It was perfect during the day, but I hadn't planned on lights for night time. Burners don't get out much when the sun's up.
I had several promotional flashlights that worried great the first night. Until the batteries died. But that was long past my bedtime, so a welcome circumstance from my perspective. I scrounged some Christmas lights and connected them to my truck after that. Occasionally waking in the wee hours of the next 2 nights to the sound of an exuberant game underway.
There was even an above ground pool to cool down during the heat of the afternoon and I helped construct the outdoor shower, which happened to be the first thing encountered beyond the entrance. I guess that was to make it convenient to shower as you departed.
Casual nudity was abundant, but full-time nudity was most prominent in our camp.  It was a very memorable weekend and my social network grew by leaps.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #839 on: October 01, 2019, 10:21:25 PM »
A friend of mine owns a deep pit out by Ajo. We are treated to a yearly piano burn. Up to a dozen pianos and palates and old Xmas trees.

It goes on for two or three hours, depending on whether the Fire District gets wind of it. Two years ago, a ditz lit it on fire before the time and took away the slow burn affect by lighting the wrong end. Fire trucks came because the flames were way high and could be seen by people on the highway, who called it in (it may have been seen across the valley for miles, big and hot). It was out of control, but that big pit is like a huge firepit. Over one hundred palates had been stacked in a half moon to burn incrementally and slow. The Fire department put it out and cleaned things up as they are required to do, no fines.

Last year, a surf music band was hired to play. It is the perfect music, wild and easily danced into a frenzy. There are usually a hundred give or take. Just a great party, no themes or serious nature at this point and a dozen or more years.

There is a regional up in Northern Arizona, but no nudity, which seems just wrong to me.
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