Naked Hiking Day June 21

Naked Hiking Day June 21

roger
roger

May 20th, 2002, 11:31 pm #1

Here's a tradition on the AT I just became aware:
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Another holiday occurs on June 21, the Summer Solstice. Though not publicized in the manner of Trail Days, Naked Hiking Day is almost as well-known among hikerfolk. It's a celebration of the commencement of summer, an expression of the freedom of being in the midst of nature, and basically an excuse to get naked.

http://www.explode.com/passport/nudehiking.shtml


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John M.
John M.

May 21st, 2002, 3:22 pm #2

Now who would tip you off on such a disgusting, perverted, hedonistic activity?
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roger
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May 21st, 2002, 7:14 pm #3

Here's a tradition on the AT I just became aware:
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Another holiday occurs on June 21, the Summer Solstice. Though not publicized in the manner of Trail Days, Naked Hiking Day is almost as well-known among hikerfolk. It's a celebration of the commencement of summer, an expression of the freedom of being in the midst of nature, and basically an excuse to get naked.

http://www.explode.com/passport/nudehiking.shtml


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David Ryan asks for mention of his book:

Long Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail for the Older Adventurer now available on Offroute.com.

Capture highpoints in Tennessee, Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine while hiking the Appalachian Trail. The above book provides good information for those over 45 (actually all ages) on how to prepare for and what to expect on a long distance hike. Bob Julyan author of New Mexico’s Continental Divide Trail and other outdoor books has this to say about the book.

"Both practical and inspirational, this highly readable book is more
than an introduction to the Appalachian Trail but also is an invitation
to "ordinary" hikers to step into the realm of the extraordinary. As
David Ryan reminds us, It's closer than we think."

For more information please click on (or copy and paste) the following link.


http://www.offroute.com/product/view_pr ... CatID=9776
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

June 23rd, 2004, 9:40 pm #4

Here's a tradition on the AT I just became aware:
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Another holiday occurs on June 21, the Summer Solstice. Though not publicized in the manner of Trail Days, Naked Hiking Day is almost as well-known among hikerfolk. It's a celebration of the commencement of summer, an expression of the freedom of being in the midst of nature, and basically an excuse to get naked.

http://www.explode.com/passport/nudehiking.shtml


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beginning of summer. It's a day celebrated in various ways in the Northern Hemisphere.


Druids gather for ancient rites at Stonehenge in England. Sun lovers vacation on beaches everywhere to play in the sand and splash in the surf.

And here on the East Coast, among some backpackers on the 2,200 mile-long Appalachian Trail, the day has unofficially become "Hike Naked Day." Or, now that the trail extends hundred of miles into Canada to Cape Gaspe, "International Hike Naked Day."
"It just gives the bugs more places to go," added Jack "Archaeopterix" Magullian, a native of New Jersey who lives in New Zealand.
Veteran Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Jack Tarlin, who has hiked the trail eight times, said the tradition probably started about 10 years ago, on the whim of a few sweaty hikers.

A resident of Hanover, N.H., Tarlin is working in Harpers Ferry at a hiking store near the Appalachian Trail, the Outfitters at Harpers Ferry, this summer. There a T-shirt labeled "Hike naked -- it adds color to your cheeks " is a best seller.
Tarlin added that many hikers who hike naked post "outriders," hikers who walk a ways ahead and behind to watch for unsuspecting hikers or families and children.

http://www.zwire.com/site/tab1.cfm?news ... 6035&rfi=6
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