After this discussion, I remembered one instance in which I was “caught” camping nude. I was camping at Joshua Tree National Park in California, and had picked what I thought was a remote site within one of the campgrounds. One morning after finishing my shower, I was sitting at the picnic table in long underwear bottoms, but topless, putting on my makeup. Four guys happened to walk by at that moment and glanced over. One of them said in a fairly loud voice to his friends, but obviously intended for me to hear as well, “I didn’t know this was a clothing-optional park”. I looked over my shoulder at them, but they were already on their way. I decided to put a T-shirt on after that, and to be more careful in my campsite selection. I don’t think they were too offended, but one never knows.

We have been nude camping for over 20 years. ANC35228 if you use some common sense picking and setting up your camp you can be nude the entire time your there. We spent 14 days on one trip nude. We only dressed to go get wood, drop of payment for the site and two trips out for supplies. Like I said I think this is a great way for newbies and home nudists to get outdoors and enjoy them selfs without the crowds. As well as camping my wife and I like hiking in the nude, and I like to ride my mountain bike nude. Anniebare we have had people make comments to us while camping, hiking and I get them all the time because I ride my bike, mid week day mornings, on the country back roads around the area we live. None of the comments we have ever heard, were negative about our nudity. The comment made to you I would not take as negative. We believe lots of people like the nudist idea, they just need to stop thinking and start doing. The most common statement we hear is “I wish I had the guts to do that ( be nude)”. To which we reply,” What’s stopping you”. We can, and are, changing perceptions of friends, family and even strangers who see us enjoying some form of nudism. Being a little bolder with our nudity, in a none offensive manner, gets people thinking and talking about nudists. Anniebare, your being topless may have started a discussion where these guys, decide they too have to admit to enjoying being nude at home, and that if, like you, they want to be nude out camping, why not.

One day about 15 years ago I was camping at a lake with my dad and some friends. I was around 12-13 at the time and it was the middle of the week and not very crowded. One day me and my friend were walking back from the general store at the lake and took a short cut through some trees and ran into a nudist couple that were about in their 30s and their young son. Once they saw us they covered up in towels and kinda looked embarrassed. While my friend was drooling at the sight of a nude women, I thought it was no big deal and it would be a cool to hang around on the beach and soak up some sun without any clothes. We went back there the next day cause my friend wanted to see the women again but they were gone. Maybe moved somewhere else or left all together, but whoever they are I would like to thank them as they probably got me started on nudism.