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Bare-booting Forbidden

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · News

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I get a scary number of people landing here searching for that phrase.

Which leads me to this:

Naked hikers face fines in Switzerland

“We were forced to introduce the legislation against this indecent practice before the warm weather starts”

In contrast to the “barefoot hikers”, these folks wear the boots, but(t) nothing else. I’m kind of a gear-fiend. You know, electronics, fancy stoves, special-blend socks, and hi-tech clothing. Yup, I consider clothing an essential piece of gear. But I also like to travel light. Naked Hiking. As you can imagine, there are a number of pros and cons to this activity.

According to Eideard,

There really is nothing new about this. Just some reactionary stiffs (ha ha) worried about grabbing enough Euros from people without pockets.

I occasionally bumped into groups or individuals hiking in the altogether in the Alps during my first trips to the region back in the 1970’s. Thought it made enough sense so that friends and I often adopted the same style in the Catskills and Adirondacks. No one ever had trouble with anything more than flies and other stinging critters.

I’d like to hear from anyone who has run across anyone doing this around here. A Winter 46? How about the 90-miler? Nude!

I wonder if the APA has an interpretation of the New York “Penal” code?

There really is no shortage of “Tips and Tricks” for naked rambling. Here’s a funny one:

9. If you are caught by surprise, act naturally, normally and openly. Don’t dive into the bushes or act in some other guilty or suspicious manner.

Update: Talking about getting naked in the Adirondacks.

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