Sunday, June 28, 2009

Naked Hiker Day!

Naked Hiker Day was a blast! I hiked from about nine in the morning to four in the afternoon completely in the nude! What an awesome day! It was sunny, sunny, sunny! Up at elevations of 9,000 and 10,000 ft the air temperature stayed very comfortable.

Hiking along the cool drafts of breeze felt wonderful all along my totally exposed body. The warm rays of the sun were free to hit along skin rarely exposed to the sun, creating wonderful large amounts of vitamin D reserves for the winter!

Lunch was had at a small sandy ridge. The wind that was light and playful throughout the day settled down completely during lunchtime and the warm air just hung out. It felt just like the beach, out there on the sand engulfed in toasty warm lazy air!

We hiked on carrying only about a liter of water, since the supply is so ample throughout the Sierra. When we needed water we journeyed over to a beautiful meadow to draw water from a small stream that ran silently through it.

The day ended with lively conversations around a campfire at beautiful Chicken Spring Lake. This is also where we saw our first marmot on the trail. In the days following we have seen dozens of them, playfully dotting the upper elevation meadows and rockscapes.


  1. Great report! Thanks.

    My wife and I love freehiking as well. We currently live in Southern California, and freehike several times each week. We'd enjoy freehiking with you guys some time.

    We also moderate a naturist egroup, and a freehiking blog, and I wonder if you would mind if we link this report at those two sites?

    You're welcome to check out our sites at:

    Skinny Trippers:


    Please link these sites to yours as well if you wish.


  2. Ken,

    I would love it if you put up a link to my blog on your sites! Thank you!
    I put a link to your blogger site, but haven't logged into the skinnytrippers group yet.
    Thanks for leaving a note; I will follow your blog as I get a chance coming on and off the PCT.
    It would be great to hike with you both! Leave us a message on our postholer guestbook or email us to let us know when you will be joining us! You can follow where we are at on our PCT blog
    Keep in touch! Enjoy the summer!