USA · Solstice hikes in the buff [3 October 2021]

Every year naturist hikers from the Northeast United States turn out on the summer solstice to celebrate “Naked Hiking Day“, a tradition that began on the Appalachian Trail.
At the White Rocks Cliffs, Appalachian Trail in Vermont
At the White Rocks Cliffs, Appalachian Trail in Vermont
We usually hike a section of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont, the U.S. state with the most tolerant attitudes toward nudity in the woods.
This year, with the solstice falling near midnight on June 20, we decided to celebrate with nude hikes on both June 20 and June 21.
We gathered more than 20 participants each day – not all the same ones both days, so perhaps 28 participants altogether – the most we've ever had.
Four of the participants in this year's solstice hikes (Dan, John, Clifton and Milt) are former participants in NEWT, so we commemorated our reunion with this photo at the White Rocks Cliffs, the destination of the first day of solstice hiking.
Dan and Milt are also alumni of the 2019 Saxon naturist days.  We are all hoping to rejoin our European naturist friends for more hiking adventures after travel restrictions are fully lifted.
– Milt

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