Naked Hike on the AT in VT

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Hi everyone. It most encouraging to see interest expressed here about our annual nude hike on the Long Trail in Vermont. I apologize for be absent on this site till now with the hike just about upon us. Life is sometimes in the way. The hike this year is to be Monday June 20. I have been in touch with Ed who has organized this hike since its inception many years ago. He is once again leading the hike this year on the Long Trail in Vermont of which Nudeed (not the same Ed) speaks in his post above. I recommend the hike very highly. It has been a high point on my year long freehiking season for several years now. It is both naturist and naturist family friendly, though as with most naturist events of this type, the mix in the past has been strongly skewed toward male. We would like to see that evolve as we move forward. As ten mile hikes go, this one is quite easy. Our pace is relaxed and varied, with several points of interest along the way to stop and admire, such that the miles pass without notice. And the chance to swim near the end without extraneous wet rags draped around one's loins is wonderful.

Here are our notes from (organizer) Ed: We meet at the car park at the Long Trail crossing on the USFS Road #10 aka Mt Tabor Road at 9am sharp. To get there from Rt 7 in Danby, take the Brooklyn Rd eastward up into the forest. The road morphs into the Mt Tabor Road. At about 3.5 miles up from the highway, you will come to a trailhead car park on the right. There is an earlier pull off at a couple of picnic tables just before your desired one. Skip to the next. As I recall, if you lose the pavement on your road, you have gone just a bit too far. This second car park is the meetup. From there we carpool north to the starting point trailhead near Wallingford and then commence to hike south on the Long Trail. The rest is about as simple as life can get. Enjoy.

A group of us are planning to hike in the afternoon before on Sunday and sleep overnight on the trail nearby our Monday morning meetup site. If you are interested in joining us for the overnight, please message me directly or email me at for more info.

Stay naked.


PS….If you would like to read more on the back story of this hike along with some impressions of an expanded overnight version of the Summer Solstice celebration that I try to do every year, you can find the article and side bars co-written and photographed by Milt, John, and myself in the winter 2014 edition of "N" magazine (The Naturist Society).

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  1. It was a beautiful day for a hike. I was concerned I would have a hard time finding the correct parking area. As I turned the corner, in the lot was about 12 people, only 4 people had clothes on and two were section hikers from Colorado, the rest were there for the hike. 19 people (17 male, 1 female and 1 baby) and one dog carpooled to the starting point, took a group photo and then we were off. Buck naked, up hill for about 4 miles with 4 or 5 breaks. First break was by a waterfall with a nice wadding pool and the third and fifth break were at a place were people stacked white rocks. There was a great overlook with beautiful vistas. We encountered about 20ish hikers and all had a positive response to the sight of the 19 of us. After the 4ish mile climb there was a gradual descent to a large lake were we all skinny dipped. All in all it was a magnificent day. Thank you to the organizers and the fellow hikers.

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