Celebrating Summer Solstice With Naked Hiking and Naked Swimming

Naked Hiking Excursion in New York – Yesterday we went on our first nudie hike of summer time, merely a day after the Summer Solstice. It was hosted and led by our naked yoga educator pal Beth Nolan.
While the weekend had some gloomy heavens, Monday turned out to be a beautiful, hot summer day. Perfect weather for our day trip into the Ramapo Mountains (Harriman State Park).
We all met up late morning. I took the Equipment To Go Outfitters’ Trail Cab van with 7 other individuals, from NYC to the meeting point at a Lake Sebago parking lot.
A few folks have been asking me how many folks were going, but I did not have an official hike sign-up. While I thought there’d be more people than last time, I was pleasantly surprised to see an organization of about 40 individuals at the lot!
A few late-comers dripped in and then we headed off to the trail. It was a large group to keep together, but the hike in went by fast. Once we were far enough away from “civilization,” some removed a few or http://troyxxx.com/tube/before-i-get-on-with-the-story-of-how-our-first-nudist-experience-changed/ of their garments to hike bare.

Naked hiking!
We only encountered a handful of other people throughout the day, which will be typical for a weekday. Other hikers or campers are often great with our lack of clothes, or even a little bewildered. However we’re always ready to instantly cover up on the trail to avoid causing alarm. Since it is legal for men and women to hike topfree in NYS, we simply had to ensure that you have a towel or something easy in case we needed to cover up below the waistline. The funny thing was that this time, every time we seen other hikers and covered up, it turned out to be other fellow free hikers or folks who there looking to meet up with us!
After maybe 45 minutes of hiking, we reached our first skinny dipping area. The water was calm and refreshing. To get in you need to steer carefully down some slippery stone. Some went in up to their waistline and others immediately swam out farther into deeper waters.
Skinny dipping during the first naked hike rest stop
We only stopped for a short 10 minute rest, and then it was time to get to our final destination at the other lake. It’s possible to camp around here, and http://nudismphotos.net/?p=173 of three (two adults, one child) were spotted doing only that in the trail. They didn’t seem to be disturbed by us one bit.
Upon reaching our hang out place, we saw a couple fishing. I didn’t speak to them myself, but someone else did and they looked cool with the nudie group invasion. Proper etiquette in these scenarios is always to approach the people who were there first and ask if they’re ok with folks skinny dipping. That is what we did when skinny dipping around Ithaca, too, and happily for us, nobody complained.
The afternoon sun was beating down. Fortunately, the chilly lake and strong breeze coming off the water helped keep us cool. Folks sprawled out their towels on the grass or stone and lounged while occasionally taking dips in the lake. So passed a pleasant, relaxing afternoon in nature.
Me in the lake at our closing unclothed trek skinny dipping place
On our last hike two years ago, the mountains were covered in Mount Laurel blooms in bloom with a brood of cicadas buzzing around. This season, however, they were already gone (and it could be another 17 years before a brand new brood of cicadas comes out!). The woods was much greener. You could still see bright yellowish mushrooms and wildflowers if you looked for them. Many butterflies fluttered by, and mosquitoes or insects were not a problem. One individual found a tick on them, but I do not believe anyone else did.
Around 3:00 pm, most of us packed up and headed back down the mountain. A few decided to stay behind to appreciate the sun and water a little longer. As we hiked back, a timber rattlesnake was seen on the trail, but he slithered off into the brush before I could see him The snakes there scare off pretty easily!
(Not Yet) Naked Hiking along the flatter part of the trail
Back at the lot we said our goodbyes to both old and new friends. We climbed back into the van for the ride back to the town and so stopped another amazing day of naked hiking and skinny dipping in southern New York!
We don’t have another hike scheduled at this time, but for those who’d be interested, Gear To Go has some guided skinny dipping hikes on their calendar. They’re going to some swimming hole in the Catskills on July 12 and August 16. (I may join the August trip, but not certain yet.)
Much love to my fellow hikers reading this and hope we really get to meet again!
This review of the FKK nude hiking and naked swim day trip was released by -Young Naturists & Naturists America