It's been called everything from Naked Hiking, Nudieneering, Free Hiking, Bare Ass Climbing, Nudes in Nature, and Naturists in Habitat, but at the end of the day it's getting down to basics and Naked Hiking is catching on as a global trend. Next week, at the Summer Solstice thousands of hikers, nudists, and adventurers alike will head out to celebrate International Hike Naked Day.
So in the spirit of How To... Here are a few basic and universal pointers on hiking naked from a nude hiker in Spain.
So as you can see it's fairly straight forward. You're probably thinking but is it legal? Well, technically no, but neither is smoking weed or any other illicit drug use, or spitting, or wearing a jacket and pants that don't match - seriously it's illegal to wear a jacket and pants that don't match in New York State. So not everything that is illegal is bad ;) So let's Go Naked in the woods and get some exercise in.
Here are a few more points to help you GO NAKED hiking.
Essentials of Nude Hiking
In addition to following the normal safety precautions when going on a hiking trip, there are a few additional tips to make a nude hiking adventure successful:
Nudist Etiquette ON THE TRAIL
There is definitely a code of conduct to follow when you are in the great outdoors naked. When you are hiking, sunbathing, or camping nude you should do your best follow this code of conduct.
Seriously, stop staring.
Hiking Naked is an incredible freeing feeling. It's not legal, except through omission on federal land and a few areas, but in much of the country as the old adage goes, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" It boils down to being smart about getting naked.
If you're lucky you'll get to skinny dip halfway up and relax in the fresh waters that make life amazing. Jump in, get naked with your friends and revel in the realness.
This last video gives a basic safety tip for naked hikers
So be adventurous and enjoy the great outdoors the way every other creature on earth does... GO NAKED!
Depending on where you live in the area getting to Gunnison can be a pain in the ass, or a total breeze. Many from NYC or without cars use Seastreak Ferry, a fairly convenient though mildly pricey service that gets you to the island in under an hour. The two departure piers in NYC are at 35th Street and Wall Street - Pier 11. The first bus of every day gets you a reduced rate round trip ticket at $30 - a deal compared to $46 normal.
Once you get to the island you'll notice on the Sea Streak website there is a fairly regular bus schedule that gets you from the Sandy Hook Pier to Gunnison Beach or any of the other attractions on the shore.
what if i get a boner on the beach?
WHAT TO BRING
Unlike many other Jersey shore beaches, Gunnison doesn't have a boardwalk and tons of vendors and restaurants, which is nice but also means you gotta bring it all with you. The National Park Service also has a strict "you pack it in, you pack it out" rule. So be mindful. But here's a short list:
NUDE BEACH ETIQUETTE
can i have sex on the beach?
EVERYbody comes to HAVE FUN
Gunnison attracts all kinds of people; from families, kids, couples, burners, queers, Trump voters, and everything in between. We're all there to leave our inhibitions and clothing behind and get that sun on every inch of our body. So have fun, go meet people, get out there - even if you go alone - you'll meet amazing people and make incredible connections. So dive in, enjoy the view, and make a friend or two.
Whether you're here by yourself, with a group, or with your family Gunnison is a magical place. We'll see you there.
Building Community through Social Nudity.