Hike Naked Day: 30 Photos to Celebrate Backpacking in Your Birthday Suit (NSFW)
It’s that time of year again! Yes, Hike Naked Day is upon us and it’s here to bring out the exhibitionist in all of us. For those not familiar with this hallowed AT tradition, every June 21 hikers celebrate the Summer Solstice by flooding the trail with a few more bare backs than usual. Of course this tradition is not specific to the AT community. Outdoor enthusiasts everywhere celebrate the longest day of the year by trading in their typical wool and synthetic prisons in favor of their birthday suit. One of the many reasons people find themselves wandering in the woods is to find an escape. They want to depart from the monotony of society to feel free and connect with nature. There’s no faster way to feel that connection then by dropping trou, leaving those man-made fabrics behind, and treating yourself to an exhilarating romp through the wilderness.
So for those of you needing a little extra inspiration this year here are 21 photos to help get you in the holiday spirit!
With hike naked day rapidly approaching, I may need to make some changes in my plans this weekend. #hikenakedday A photo posted by Ethan Wiggans (@ethan_at_chip) on
#HikeNakedDay was a success. #PCT #PCT2014 #solstice A photo posted by Ryan Burke (@ry4n_burke) on
You know what yesterday was right? Summer solstice/national hike naked day! Haha only did a few miles, didn’t want to get sunburnt and the Mosquitos got bad. And I crossed in to sequoia national park! #sorrymom #pct2014 #pacificcresttrail #hikenakedday A photo posted by Matt Munson (@matts_trail) on
When hiking gets boring, you just spice it up by taking your clothes off ?? #nakedinnature #nakedadventures #nakedandfree #toplesstour #getoutside #czechGirl #backpacker #backpacking ?? A photo posted by Blondielost (@blondielost) on
A photo posted by @mothernature_at2015 on
Darcy hiking in New Zealand ?#nakedinnature #adventure #hiking #sky #lifebeforework #camping #nature #adventurenaked A photo posted by The Extremophiles (@the_extremophiles) on
We shall head south! Follow the leader. #nakedadventures #nakedhike #barenaked #girlandherpack #followtheleader #freespirit #bootiesallovertheworld A photo posted by Naked adventures (@nakedadventures) on
A photo posted by SJV (@svellecca) on
Cheeks for peaks! We are all thankful for our hiking buddies. #beartoothmountains #montana #bigsky #nakedadventures #bootiesallovertheworld #cheeksforpeaks #bumday #nature #mountains #hike #hikenaked #befree #staywild #nakedinnature #bethankful A photo posted by Naked adventures (@nakedadventures) on
A photo posted by EllieDebs (@elliedebs) on
We always heard that Jamaica was b(ooty)eautiful and now, thanks to @matteu312 we can see for ourselves! A photo posted by Mountain Studs (@mountainstuds) on
Current mood #nakedhiking #mojave #yeahthatsmybutt #dontpanic A photo posted by Natasha Hall (@natashahall) on
You’ll reach a comfort zone in your life and start to wonder how you got there, how did you miss the sign posts that directed your real inner truth?! You could say that life just happens and it’s the way it goes, you either accept it or you fight it… Or You can be one of the few that rises above this perception and fights in all their glory to create the life they want, regardless of the struggle. I chose to be a free spirit!! Who do you want to be? Someone to remember or someone easy to forget… A photo posted by Mike Ambrosio (@ambrosiomike) on
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Updated 6/22: More #HikeNakedDay Photos!
Happy hike naked day everyone! Throw back to coming out of Sierra City last year and passing droves of people in our birthday suits! #hikenakedday #hikenaked #pct #pct2014 #pct2015 #pacificcrestttail2015 #pacificcresttrail #appalachiantrail2015 #appalachiantrail #at2015 #hike #hiking #backpacking #camping #livealittle #thruhike #thruhiking
A photo posted by Matt Berger (@sheriff_woody_pct) on
In honor of summer solstice and hike naked day I thought I’d share this this beauty lol #hikenakedday #summersolstice #sunsoutbunsout #hikenaked #summer #bum #getyourassintonature #nature #barebum #boise #Idaho #Idahome #nakedadventures #nakedinnature #mountainstuds #naking #nakedman #nudeinnature #showusyourbumz
A photo posted by Jordan Meine (@jordanmeine) on
A photo posted by Kate G (@kisforkate) on
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Thanks for “shout-out,” guys! Keep up the great work and Happy Hike Naked Day!
We love to hike naked and do when ever possible which is not much in South Dakota homeland of the puritanical. Here we go out to the Badlands and a few secluded place in the Black Hills which there is getting less and less of. If you get caught in this state you will go to jail because of the small minded folks here think you must be child molester or wacko. What happened to the 60’s and 70’s when no one bothered you and it was acceptable as long as you didn’t act like an idiot. The same people in power now grew up in those times just like myself: 63 yr. old and still enjoy hiking nude with my wife. Let’s get them to make some sane laws that state nude is not lewd as long as you are not doing lewd acts or infringing one others.
The law should make common sense distinctions between blatant attempts to shock in public versus discreet innocent activities like hiking or swimming in secluded spots.
I am 64 and totally agree with you. Went to college in Colorado eary to mid 70’s where we hiked nude any time the weather permitted and that was much of the time there.
Live in Wa state now and nude hiking is still my pation.
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Yes to natural vitamin D manufacture of sun light on oil & grease on skin (from Paul C Braggs book “The Miracle of Fasting”. Worst we do is to use soap to wash oil & grease off skin…) Greater understanding of how we were designed shows in revelations of how important Vit D is in reducing inflammation in the body let alone the common knowledge of it’s necessity in the absorption of calcium for your bodys health.
Traditional maori canoed naked & likely some people still do to prevent chaffing & enjoy in reasonable privacy some of what The Creator gave us for our health & pleasure. Optional as one can use fish oil but it’s not as good as getting a nice tan.
Melanoma due ozone hole over NZ you say! Yeah Right, natural oil & grease on skin is your best sun protection & you get free Vit D! stronger bones, less chance of cancer. Interesting, so called primitive people who live naked do not look or focus on others private parts. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (Rule 2, Gods 2nd great commission.) Staring makes people uncomfortable; don’t stare.
A wise soap free hair care is to put a small amount of coconut oil on your scalp & rub your hand thru hair which will put a fine trace of oil on hair. Get a life, we are all surprisingly similar. yours in good health, Fred.
prof premraj pushpakaran writes– let us celebrate World Hike Naked Day!!