Hiking as nature intended. Mother Nature doesn't wear clothes, and in the back country when the weather permits, neither do we. This is a Naturist, clothing optional hiking club for free-hiking in areas that permit nudity. This meetup is family friendly and all activities are suitable for all ages. That said, some of our hikes may be strenuous and smaller children may not be able to keep up. Various levels of activities will be scheduled as the meet up grows to include different age groups.
Siskiyou Hiking Bares is being modeled after the traditional Naturist hiking groups of Germany, known as nacktwandern. These groups started informally in the early 1900's in Germany as wandervogel groups, organizing coed hikes and rambles through the countryside, often nude, but always clothing optional as a way of getting closer to nature and rejecting what was seen as an increasingly unhealthy lifestyle in the crowded and polluted cities of the time. This eventually led to regional and national organizations promoting healthy outdoor nude activity, such as the freikorperkultur (FKK) movement in Germany and the Naturist / Nudist movement elsewhere.
This meet up will be independent of other organizations, but will follow closely the standards and practices of both The Naturist Society and the American Association of Nude Recreation. The meet up will be open to all that show a sincere interest in healthy outdoor nude recreation and will not discriminate in any way.