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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2017, 02:18:48 AM »
"Did you explain your lifestyle choices?"
The question comes across oddly.  I do not consider my penchant for naked living to be a 'lifestyle choice', any differently than other aspects of my life.  Such as the enjoyment I get from sailing, walking in nature, being a safety professional, spirituality, heterosexual, healthy living, recycling/composting, moral behavior, etc.  I don't really explain these aspects either.  They certainly are talked about, but I don't feel the need to explain them.  Kids learn more from what they see than what we say.  I deliberately demonstrate my lifestyle choices, never hiding, but often choosing mutual respect, rather than the 'it's my house' philosophy.  My daughter has seen me nude around the house plenty and photos are not hidden from view. But, I will cover when I know she will be around.  My TNS publications are on the coffee table until I finish reading them.  I am certain she has picked them up on occasion and probably talked about them with her friends.  I am certain that factors into her adamant support of the LBGT community and being very vocal about her participation in the Pride events this past weekend.  It certainly is not because she identifies as LBGT.  Maybe someday she will join me on a WNBR event or even a nude hike, but she's not there yet.

Wow, talk about topic drift.  I hope I haven't ventured too deep here.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordinance
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2017, 03:15:09 AM »
Back to the group hike, for any that are interested:

The hikes range from 3 to 6 miles RT with only two that have serious elevation gain.
Squaw Mt Ranch has been very accommodating and the location should suit our needs well. They will provide a buffet style breakfast with enough fixings to make our own lunch for the day. They will cook the evening meal for us each day.
The lodge accommodations are spartan but comfortable. The kitchen has a fridge.

Anyone wanting to participate should register ASAP.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #47 on: June 27, 2017, 06:22:57 AM »
Yeah, it was an odd question. Sorry, I wasnt trying to pry.
But you answered the main part which was if she was aware of your naked preferences and was ok about that.

Topic drift is a regular occurrence around here.
Occasionally, intelligent conversation happens as a result.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #48 on: June 27, 2017, 06:16:39 PM »
DAng, that week sounds wonderful. I hope for your success and that next year will be my opportunity to explore Oregon's back country. The information that you have provided is a treasure, even if you don't decide to do the tour again. Missing Rainbow in a state with no heavy nudity laws to drain into the forest, etc. is ouch enough. Ebb and Flow.
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #49 on: June 29, 2017, 05:58:24 PM »
I have returned from my trip to Oregon.  My travel was chaperoned by my wife, her daughter, and granddaughter.   Not hardly any nude opportunity at all. 

The Oregon beach was so cold and windy that it wasn't good nude time anyway.  Everyone on the beach had long sleeves and COATS, even at Midsummer.   Then we went to Eugene in Lane County which have their own local anti-naked ordinances.  Maybe next time.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2017, 03:51:17 AM »
Are those beaches often too cold to not bundle up? Is there a warm season? Was this unusual?

The mountains, like where this nude hiking week will be. I figured it to be pleasant and dry most of the summer. What are Oregon mountains actually like?

I'm fishing for the information to plan a trip up there, mostly camping in natural areas...naked.
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« Reply #51 on: June 30, 2017, 07:15:12 AM »
Are those beaches often too cold to not bundle up? Is there a warm season? Was this unusual?

The hotel guy said that its usually good on the beach in late July and August.


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The mountains, like where this nude hiking week will be. I figured it to be pleasant and dry most of the summer. What are Oregon mountains actually like?

I'm fishing for the information to plan a trip up there, mostly camping in natural areas...naked.
Jbee

Inland Oregon was beautiful while we were there.  Only the beach had cold ocean wind blowing the whole time.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #52 on: June 30, 2017, 10:19:56 PM »
I have been swimming in the Pacific on Catalina Island where the water temp was about 60. Its about 1000 miles south of Portland. I am guessing that the water up there is a bit colder. You would expect the wind to be cold coming off water that temperature.

When I was younger, I always wondered why people wore wet suits on the California coast until I went swimming there. We were snorkeling and it took about 15 minutes before I could breathe normally. Once acclimated, I was fine.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #53 on: June 30, 2017, 10:28:46 PM »
The last couple of times out to CA's coast...Blacks Beach, El Nino had the water temps up pretty good.
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2017, 01:46:19 AM »
I have been swimming in the Pacific on Catalina Island where the water temp was about 60. Its about 1000 miles south of Portland. I am guessing that the water up there is a bit colder. You would expect the wind to be cold coming off water that temperature.
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The Pacific coast water temp is all about the current.   A cold current flows south from Alaska along the coast.   A warm current flows north from Mexico.  They meet somewhere in the middle of California and go west across the ocean toward Asia. 

Southern California, Black's Beach and so forth, has the southern current.   Washington, Oregon, and Northern California has the northern current.   The north coast beach stays pretty cool all summer, but not freezing in winter.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2017, 03:56:17 AM »
I didn't find any evidence of that, when I looked at the maps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Current#/media/File:Corrientes-oceanicas.png

and when I looked up California currents on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Current

There is some uplift, since it is 3-D, but nothing like you describe. I used to get a bit too north confusing the other other currents in the equatorial areas. Perhaps you just did this. Water just gets warmer south. The air significantly so. When I used to frequent the Bay area nude beaches, I didn't get in and suffer in the water much. It has to be El Nino to get me to spend much time in wave floating at Black's Beach.
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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #56 on: July 01, 2017, 03:47:24 PM »
This is from your second link. 

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The movement of Alaskan and northern water currents southward down the west coast results in much cooler ocean temperatures that at comparable latitudes on the east coast of the United States, where waters currents come from the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic. The cooler ocean current along the on the west coast also makes summer temperatures cooler on the west coast compared to the east coast. For example, Half Moon Bay at 37 degrees latitude has no month with an average high above 67 F (19 C) and San Francisco often stays below 70 F (21 C) in summer, while Virginia Beach, VA close to the same latitude has six months when high temperatures are above 70 F (21 C).

That's pretty much what I said.

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Re: Visiting Oregon, and the only County with an anti-nude ordiance
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2017, 02:41:15 AM »
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A cold current flows south from Alaska along the coast.   A warm current flows north from Mexico.  They meet somewhere in the middle of California and go west across the ocean toward Asia.
Then I must have been swimming in a cocktail.  ;D

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