For those not familiar with this hallowed Appalachian Trail 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. So for those of you needing a little extra inspiration this year here are 21 photos to help get you in the holiday spirit! Photo courtesy of David Longley, host of the All Who Wander podcast: The podcast for sojourners, discontent with asphalt highways, steepled cages, tidy answers and ordinary lives. Photo courtesy of Jacob Rex.
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Today marks the first day of summer. It is also, unofficially, Nude Hiking Day — a lesser-known holiday observed by a select but enthusiastic few. The law is on your side, if you play your cards right. Technically, federally owned U.
Fortunately most trail-naturists restrict themselves to remote parts of tracks. To the delight of hikers around the across the globe - and to the surprise of others! The summer solstice has been observed for centuries in a variety of ways. However, Naked Hiking Day is a relatively new event. Though - should you be brave enough to approach one - advocates of nude hiking will tell you that it's been practised since the dawn of time. The date which falls on the northern hemisphere's longest day one presumes for maximum tanning opportunity is marked by hikers donning their boots, packs and not much else before heading to the hills.