Meet Charlotte and her web

This is Charlotte  - Charlie for short. She is a female daddy longlegs spider, aka cellar spider, family Pholcidae. I've been watching her since she was a tiny spiderling who happened to show up in the corner outside a window. My, my, they grow up so fast!     It is a good place for her. It is…Read more Meet Charlotte and her web

Clouds

Yesterday was a long time coming. It has been since April that I have had a hike of any significance. My muscles have probably atrophied, my cardiovascular fitness declined. There has been a series of unfortunate events, each one reducing my hiking time. Trying to get back into the swing of things. Last Saturday did a little out…Read more Clouds

Still more from the World Naked Bike Ride – LA 2017

This ride seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. The WNBR-LA is my most viewed blog post yet, by a wide margin. More photos are rolling in and some are too good not to share. There are all from the "LA World Naked Bike Ride" Facebook page where you will find the original photographer and…Read more Still more from the World Naked Bike Ride – LA 2017

Lets all ride bicycles naked around LA! (Even contains full frontal nudity!)

Well, I just did it. It was the World Naked Bike Ride, Los Angeles edition. Not bad as bike-rides go. Once again I did not bring my camera. I wanted to enjoy the trip without having to worry about photography. Let someone else take the photos.       Managed a bit of a sunburn…Read more Lets all ride bicycles naked around LA! (Even contains full frontal nudity!)

Bare to Breakers, 2017

About 40K walked across San Fran in the 2017 B2B. Lots of crazy costumes, maybe 1-200 nudies. We nudies were so dilute some people never saw one. One group was doing a count and had gotten up to 88 when I reached them. Never did find out the grand total. Most of the nudies are ordinary…Read more Bare to Breakers, 2017

The Wild

  I go to the wild to recover my sanity in an insane world. The deeper the better. My goal is not to see another human being. I'm sure there is another name for this, but I call it deep wilderness hiking. If there is not a human being for a mile in any direction…Read more The Wild

Get Naked, Go Hiking

I love hiking naked. I enjoy the sensation of the sun and the wind on my full body. Love the way it liberates my soul and brings me into direct contact with nature. My ancestors of a hundred thousand years ago had this as their birthright. Today's world, in its perversity, would deny me this. (Just…Read more Get Naked, Go Hiking