Dillon is a travel-hungry outdoor enthusiast originally from Encinitas, California. Besides writing, Dillon can be found playing soccer, drumming, cooking, and doing his best impression of a salsa dance. Last Updated on January 30, The summer solstice means three things: the longest day of the year, the beginning of summer, and most importantly, National Naked Hiking Day. Up until a few hundred years ago, the entire continent of North America essentially consisted of people roaming around, picking up berries in the buff. We had a good thing going. Today, the laws surrounding nude hiking are a bit more ambiguous. Nudity is technically legal in all national parks, and neither the U. National Naked Hiking Day originally started as a tradition for thru-hikers attempting multi-month journeys across the country.
The uprise of nude activities
Because life is better without clothes
Naked hiking day is the day when clothes come off and body parts breath freely. Thru-hikers, weekend backpackers and day hikers annually unite across the globe for one day to shamelessly hit the trails in their birthday suits. Most are on remote trails, away from heavily trafficked areas and can bare all without much risk of offending anyone or terrifying any small children. It is meant to be fun and nothing more. The day has slowly evolved into somewhat of a summertime ritual and a right of passage for all thru-hikers to partake. It is not for the shy It is held on Summer Solstice, which is June 21st. Also known as "midsummer", the day has been a part of folklore and fairy tales for centuries as a day believed to hold special powers. We are not about to go down the fairy tale rabbit trail.
Why would I want to walk without clothes?
Image source: Effortless Outdoors. How much water you need depends on the person and the temperature, but for a decent day hike you better take 2 to 3 liters per person. So do use sunscreen. At least not on your skin. Mosquitoes, deer flies and whatever else that likes to sting nude hikers can be avoided with bug spray. That obviously means no pockets. You could take a small backpack, a bag or one of those very cool Laboa Belt Bags which can be found in our Naked Wanderings Shop. We have a considerable amount of hiking trails Oaklake Trails nude resort.
As it happens, neither of us have ever considered ourselves even remotely athletic. In fact, one could argue that a big part of what drew us into naturism in the first place was simply coming to terms with our own bodies. Neither of us had the talent nor the desire for championship skiing or body-builder weight-lifting, let alone the determination to train for bicycling across Europe. But a good brisk walk? Especially if it can be done in the buff. And so it goes… that the main criteria for naturist places that garner our highest marks are those that offer the opportunity to move. So here is Part One of our recommendations for naked walking, hoping this will inspire a few readers to share their favorite places with us for future exploration.