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.
Advice is abundant for first timers to this unique past time such as hiking shoes do not violate the spirit of the event, apply sunscreen frequently and liberally to places not often exposed to light, chafing is common with backpacks and ticks are easier to spot with the less you have on your body. I have noticed that where I walk semi-wild ponies will come up to me whereas when I have been clothed they won't! Want to hike nude in Australia? Heading to Europe? Well check out Germany's Harz Mountains and try the Harzer Naturistenstieg , an 18km hiking trail dedicated to those who like to bushwalks sans clothes!
June 21st marks an unofficial holiday: National Hike Naked Day. The spirit of naked hiking is easy to grasp: losing a layer of clothing in such a natural setting feels instinctual and liberating. That said, there are ways to make the experience more enjoyable — and legal. Here are a few ways to prep for your jubilant, fleshy union with the great outdoors. A few years back, Colorado Parks and Wildlife even warned hikers ahead of time that nude hiking could lead to indecent exposure citations.
Today marks the first day of summer. It is also, unofficially, Nude Hiking Day — a lesser-known holiday observed by a select but enthusiastic few. The law is on your side, if you play your cards right.