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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #930 on: June 01, 2020, 06:46:46 PM »
You don't look so starkly white. Getting some base coat color on it?
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #931 on: June 08, 2020, 11:28:08 PM »
Finished up the aforementioned last three days of May up on Mt. Lemmon. We drove up Friday morning, backpacked in about three miles to the Lemmon Pools area. Met with a bunch of other hikers at the camp, but stayed nude. Saturday we took cameras and shoes on a short hike in Wilderness of Rocks, which turned into a major day hike with over 35 encounters, including with a woman who joined us in naturism! A convert. The next day was nothing like that, more usual numbers of hikers, a few. Wonderful adventure. The following day we explored Lemmon Pools metatheses and then packed back to the car. Nude, naked naturism for three days in a mountainous wonderland. Story later.

First part of May is discussed above.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #932 on: June 11, 2020, 12:15:34 AM »

Gosh Jbee
Can't wait for that report!  You two have got so bold and are really testing public toleration of nude people when you are out and about - which seems to be pretty good!
Yes, I have got a tiny bit browner.  The recent spate of excellent sunny weather and the relatively large amount of time available in lockdown has allowed me to develop a tiny bit of colour.  But I think your observation is more due to the colour rendition on the photo rather than actual noticeable tan!
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #933 on: June 11, 2020, 07:50:44 PM »
We are having another cold, wet spring here in WA, USA.  Middle of June almost and only a few days when its warm enough to go outside naked.  Sheeesh!
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #934 on: June 17, 2020, 07:31:32 PM »

I feel your misery, Bob.  Many a wet and disappointing spring/summer here in the UK.
However, this year has been quite good so far as previously reported although this week and part of last has been mixed sun and cloud/rain.
I am waiting for a fair weather window to try some FRN in one of three woodlands, the one I mentioned a few posts ago (busy public wood probability of FRN low), one I haven't ben to for a couple of years but has two parts divided by a road.  The car park is on one side with the larger portion of the wood so that's where people go principally.  I cross the road and there are far fewer people go there (probability of FRN medium to high) and taking a much longer journey to rendezvous and go with Yeldew in his excellent woods (FRN probability 100%).
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #935 on: June 19, 2020, 09:27:14 AM »
This has been my best year for FRN so far. Working from home has given me more time to get in early morning runs and with some of the local woods much quieter because the caravan parks are closed. I have had three walks at the weekend with a friend of mine, although she stays very covered up as light skinned and always wary of the sun, and it had been mostly sunny -but not yesterday, so I didnít venture out.

Iíve had a couple of skinny dips, one in the sea (at high tide....) just next to the coastal path and another in the Lune, my favourite river for swimming locally, usually combined with a short walk.

So I have been staying naked 98% of the time (2% shopping etc and 99.9% barefoot) and getting around 4 or 5 walks/runs per week. Feeling very healthy, body and mind, although I am mindful that others are not finding life anything like as pleasant with the current situation.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #936 on: June 27, 2020, 10:01:26 PM »
Great, MartinM
You have been having a whale of a FRN time!
That's great.  Is your friend also a naturist or just one of those golden people who accept us for what we are and don't disapprove?
So, swimming in the Sea and the Lune...  You must be located somewhere in the Lancaster Morecambe area.  If you can go out for FRN locally you must be in a rural area.  Sounds nice!
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #937 on: June 27, 2020, 10:26:55 PM »
Yup, nice.

There is always opportunity to make life better, to elevate mood, just by getting undraped, even when a cloud brings times of distress. Nude helps one to "be here now" in the body, in the moment and all that dwells in the mind with its tensions dissipates.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #938 on: June 28, 2020, 09:27:28 AM »
Great, MartinM
....  Is your friend also a naturist or just one of those golden people who accept us for what we are and donít disapprove?
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No, she isnít, yet....  although she has known about my naturism for some years. She has on occasion skinny-dipped and she actually seemed keen on going to a naturist swim in Wigton - but only changed her mind because of CV-19, just before the lockdown. But on Thursday she came with me to the Lune. She took her swimsuit and wouldnít initially go naked, but after challenging herself to get in  (sheís not a confident swimmer) and brave the relatively cool water, she joined me as nature intended.

A friend of ours from work who told me last year that he has been skinnydipping with his wife is now also keen to join us for future sessions although again, his wife may be too self-conscious to skinny dip, at least the first time.

I joined a BN group for a wet and windy walk to the Whelpstone from Tosside last weekend. We had two ladies with us, one who is a star convert having discovered naturism 3 years ago from the person she worked with, and demanded to know why he hadnít told her earlier! She has done several interviews and, on this her first FRN walk, she was leading us confidently up the road, in pouring rain, as we drew to the end of our walk, still naked with several cars passing, although half of them were the same white van going past four times!

To answer your question, I live in Arnside-Silverdale. Naked walking usually means a cycle at least, but early morning when I usually run there is plenty of scope.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #939 on: June 30, 2020, 01:12:09 AM »

Ah yes.  Very rural and almost Lake District.  Lovely.  Bit far from a large town for my taste.  Bet you get a lot of rain in your area!
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #940 on: July 01, 2020, 08:31:10 PM »
June was a lockdown nearly all nude, but I didn't get out for much hiking. DF was in Georgia for a week or so, The Cataiina Mountains pretty much burnt down and the smoke was all over the Rincons. The cooler higher elevations have then been over two hours drive, or I'd be sweltering at 104F to 109F with the extra heat in the already hotter time of year. I'd planned on heading up to glamp in the White Mountains for a couple of weeks or more, but, I found a house and negotiations, etc. have had me nailed down to Tucson during the month.

So, July is looking better, but a great deal of my time will be dealing with moving and renovating the new place for months to come. I'll have to build a barrier around it for full nude roaming.

More nudist than naturist last month. We have been sleeping in my new glamping tent in her backyard for the last few months. It's very pleasant in the evenings, but it isn't truly out in nature.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #941 on: July 02, 2020, 06:48:44 PM »
Oh yea, there was a couple of days, I think before or after the last backpack trip in May, that I went solo up to the Penaleno Mountains to inspect the fire damage from three or four years ago. It was thick and gorgeous, then a few square miles of heartbreak, then patches of places intact. I had a cry, discovering a favorite spot along a creek to be bulldozed and a couple of righteous old red pine trees that I loved to hang out under, standing dead. I found a place when it got dark, slept and then finished driving through the next day. Ash creek is probably mostly totaled, all I saw were grey sticks and wood fall which was being worked on and was closed. I found a new place, or two to camp. One potential trail was still intact. although burnt above and below, a green strip on the side of the hillside. It will be a place of solitude, because of the destruction all around it.

We have been watching the Catalina Mountain range burn, a new heartbreak every day, for weeks. Most of it is covered as burn area. I know that there are always spots that don't burn and others grow back as scrub and there were many of these before from a fire twenty years ago, but I'll have to head up there months from now and see what we still have to play nude in. They tend to sacrifice to save human structures. It is called the Bighorn Fire. After the big horn sheep cling to Pusch Ridge, where it originated as a lightning strike:

 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6741/

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #942 on: July 02, 2020, 07:35:39 PM »
Nothing seems to interrupt the Covid news in the UK (although BLM and Honk Kong get a bit of a look-in now and then) so where last year we heard all about US forest fires there's been nothing this year. JBee, are these the "usual", every year-type fires or more of the unusual and "getting worse" type?
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #943 on: July 02, 2020, 07:55:19 PM »
Several years ago (over twenty, actually), there was a lot in the news about wildfires in California. There was even an episode of Baywatch in which wildfires figured into the plot. At the time I was working for a company that had plants around the country and I had the occasion to call some of them once a month or so. One was in San Diego, I think it was, or maybe Long Beach. So on one call I asked the person I always spoke to if there were fires anywhere near where they were. She said, "Oh, no, but we have those all the time anyway."

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #944 on: July 02, 2020, 07:57:52 PM »
To be honest, I haven't seen anything in the news about fires in Arizona either. Possibly fires in that region are common enough that they don't get much coverage on news sites. Sorry if your favorite places have been affected, JBG.

It's a joke that in California they have four seasons, but not like anywhere else. There it's "Drought, Flood, Forest fire and Earthquake".