Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Beauty/Fallacy Of Hiking In Birthday Suit.

A local Swiss government plans to take action against a sudden and apparently unwelcome phenomenon – naked hikers.

I cannot for the life of me imagine why someone would hit the trails naked. Ok there’s all that talk on naturalism and all but all the same thank God for small liberties. Many naked hikers in the West get friendly reactions from the people they meet. In these parts of the world, roaming the forests in the nude would most certainly be considered madness of the worst kind.

However, naked hiking is all about fun, health and fitness like any other activity but strictly for people who can deal with the human body as it was created. Among those who practice it, it is hailed as the ultimate experience of freedom – you’re one on one with the environment. A nude hiker would want to know why there’s such debate about nudity in movement and yet the world does not seem to be equally bothered about static nudity in books, magazines, films and even some newspapers.

For those who can, good for you. You get to save on hiking gear and let all body parts grace and appreciate nature without discrimination. The web has more than enough guides for this kind of adventure.

26 Comments:

Mama said...

Wanjiku,

Let people hike nude, hawajala mbuzi ya mtu! I may just decide to join them...it sounds like so much fun, with wobbly bits and what not all over the place! :-)

31337 said...

haiya. it had to happen, with nudist beaches and all...watakuja kenya lini? i might take up bird watching,

Our Kid said...

I think this is as nature intended it. I find it quite unnatural for people to wear clothes.

Shiko-Msa said...

haiya kumbe we have potential here too. Mama, intelligensia, Our Kid, another item for the bucket list. To do before you turn 50: Hike nude. But that you might want to do in the earlier ages.

Intelligensia you don't have to take up birth watching. Take up hiking you'll bump into your fellow hikers in the mountains.

odegle said...

the people we want to see nude seldom walk nude.

but how come nudists often put on shoes and hats ?

BP 1 said...

I like the natural way of living lakini this one, never, it’s just too much. Btw do they have nude skiing clubs ama do they go nude hiking during winter, just wondering how far their naked skin can endure the cold.

val said...

Lol!!! Never would I even entertain that..

unnatural to wear clothes?? lol @ OurKid

Eunuch said...

Mama,
Make sure you don't sink into the sand, we still need you above the ground CLOTHED please. Now the naughty you would have to contend with flabs and breathing drums rolling as hikers. Otherwise let nature sample the goods including those at the SACRED JUNCTION.

@BP,
Hiking is stralling as they use it out there. You concern is very legit their bodies would fossilize and freeze if they tried it in winter.

neema divine said...

@mama...ur description is funny, with wobbly bits? am not sure i'd love to see that though...hahaha

Shiko-Msa said...

Odegle I wont ask who those are.

The hikers wear shoes and hats and are sometimes advised to carry a pair of shorts in case they encounter people who don't support their practice. That kind of beats the purpose of the whole nude hiking thing.

BP it's seasonal. They hike during the warm weather otherwise as Eunuch says they'd freeze to death!

Val si you know Our Kid is not one of us Lol.

Eunuch Mama has already promised to give it a try. No details given.

Neema that's why it has to be done in the younger ages if it's in the bucket list.

BP 1 said...

Shiko & Eunuch… for your information am told they do nude hiking in winter but it is dangerous…. “There is a special magic about hiking in the snow (and especially so when you can do it nude and exposed to the elements). The sensations are hard to describe. Certainly the tightening of the skin pores and the stiffening of body hairs. Then there is the serenity and quietness of the pure landscape all around you . . . the steady 'crunch' 'crunch' of the snowshoes. You have it all to yourself…..It's illusive, of course. There is always the allure of wanting to lay down in the crisp snow and take a nap . . . dangerous, for sure. But you think about it and then start kicking yourself to watch for signs of hypothermia”… http://nudehiker.blogspot.com/2008/01/winter-visit-to-scenic-hot-springs-jan.html

Darius Stone said...

Speaking of hiking smokeless - I think folks should be allowed to play sports just like nature intended...LOL! Now that will sort out the flappy bits as folks run up and down the pitch.

Shiko-Msa said...

Aaai BP the only magic about hiking in the snow is probably developing pneumonia or something. Hata kama ni nature that is far too dangerous. Thanks for the link.

Darius sports as in active sports? Like soccer and volley ball? No way! Lol.

Kirima said...

familiarity breeds boredom, if we all went naked it wouldn't be a big deal I guess. It's highly unlikely one will encounter nude swiss models on the hiking trail so I think I will pass on this one.

Eunuch said...

BP1,
I hear you but please DON'T TRY bro and I will make sure you don't date as you big bro. You have never seen the dried ice, it cuts sharper than a blade and yoi imagine wanting your bare .... to kiss the same, toa hiyo. Tuko pamoja lakini..

BP 1 said...

Eunuch, sawa being an equatorial man, be rest assured, I wont be there in winter for hiking nude or other wise , but count me in come next summer. I will be with the nude hiking trail not as a participant but as an observer( read tourist) with full gear armed with zoom camera, camcorders ,binoculars and night vision goggles(for the night activity)….am sure no harm is caused viewing “Neo-Wildman””(or Neo-Woodwose) of Europe, after all they have no wild animals to watch there.

Mama said...

Hehehehehehe! BP, you go with all your 'spying' gadgets you will be clobbered from here to kingdom come!

Darius Stone said...

@Shiko...soccer or rugby will do LOL! - don't know about volleyball though...with all that jumping around...accidents are abound...Folks might even poke their eyes with nipples...hehehe.

Shiko-Msa said...

Darius Rugby might actually be worse. Let's see if we have any rugby players to give us some insight.

BP you've been well warned by big brother and mama. I'm not sure they hike at night though so save on the night vision gear.

Kirima I think that's what Odegle meant. the people you want to see nude seldom walk nude. So you can forget the Swiss models.

Eunuch said...

@Darius,
Rugby and nudity must not be mentioned in the same sentence unless you are ready to be guity as charged of murder. The sport is so phisical and agressive that projections and depressions would end up violently discharged from their anchors. Dare not please and that is free advice from an active practioner of the game.

@BP1,
Wacha zako na zooming, you will be whisked faster than you cna say Border Post One Passy.

Darius Stone said...

@Eunuch...LOL! Now that you mention it, I'd be worreid if I was a prop forward, hooker or 2nd row and you've got 3 warm blooded naked males with their nyahunyos pointing at your behind during a scrummage. Thinking of which, I dread what the second rows will be holding on to in a scrum.

The ball grabbing (and not the oval one full of air) during racks and mauls are bad enough with clothed folks...LOL...what drama with folks being smokeless hadharani...

Shiko-Msa said...

I told you rugby was worse!

Shiko-Msa said...

I told you rugby was worse!

Darius Stone said...

LOL! I respectfully concede ground.

SupremeGREAM said...

Its been forever since I was here! Me, nobody sees what I carry in the pants except whoever takes care of it

Nubian Queen said...

let them be! we came to this world naked...so why not embrace our birthday suits@@..they need to chill!