Bare to Breakers 2018 – final (NSFW)

That was the walk that was! I almost didn't do it this year. The day before our flight to San Jose I spilled boiling water on my left foot. That left a nasty blister the size of a silver dollar which of course popped the minute I put socks on. But I coated the wound thickly…Read more Bare to Breakers 2018 – final (NSFW)

Fish Canyon Narrows (NSFW)

Just north of Castaic Lake is a hike that takes one from pavement to spectacular wilderness in just a few miles. Let's head north on I-5 from Los Angeles. We leave the San Fernando Valley and climb through Newhall Pass. We continue beyond, passing through Santa Clarita and Magic Mountain and then Castaic Lake. The freeway starts to…Read more Fish Canyon Narrows (NSFW)

Saline Valley

Back in late October 2016, I went with a group to Saline Valley Hot springs. This is quite possibly the most remote location in California that can be reached by vehicle. There are several ways to get there but the only two I'd dare try without a full-up 4WD truck caravan are the North and…Read more Saline Valley

Bare to Breakers 2018 – preliminary (NSFW)

Once again I'm going to do the annual Bay to Breakers run/walk/parade and, of course, I'll be nude. (The very best of all possible costumes!) This post is just some thoughts about what I'll be expecting. For a detailed description of last year's event, click here: Bare to Breakers 2017 There is a semi-almost-not-quite informal Bare…Read more Bare to Breakers 2018 – preliminary (NSFW)

Pain

How do you handle pain in your life? I handle it with a bit of Ibuprofen, a bit of Tylenol, an occasional Norco and a lot of acceptance. On long hikes, I handle it with distraction. (Hiking naked is a great distraction. Gets the endorphins to really flow. YMMV.) There is so much to see,…Read more Pain

Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike

I haven't actually blogged about a specific hike yet. I figure this is as good a time as any. Last Saturday I went on a hike with three different groups to a lovely spot east of Apple Valley in the San Bernardino mountains. Deep Creek is an extremely popular clothing optional hiking destination. I have met people from…Read more Deep Creek Hot Springs Hike

The Wild Child Grows Old

From a while ago....   I’m on a long solo hike. I’m naked - but the good part starts when I forget I’m naked - I just exist. It becomes the default state. The world shrinks to the sun on my back, cool wind across sweat, the relentless pendulum of my legs. The sounds of the birds…Read more The Wild Child Grows Old