Polly paw protectors

Polly had sore paws from running over sharp rocks along the river chasing sticks. She had lots of fun, but paid the price for my ignorance and her enthusiasm with

Why the “dressing down”, officer?

Bernard Boase describes a hike along the south-west coast of England. What we all are is unavoidable: naked apes. Yet we choose to clothe ourselves, and then judge states of dress

Ce livre nouveau Randonue!

Ce livre nouveau Randonue! La Randonue est une activité agréable, passionnante et saine, pouvant être pratiquéeet appréciée par quasiment tout un chacun, n’importe où, ou presque, dans le monde. Vous

People should wear what they want

The girls were a bit shy at first, but soon got over that. The big question appeared to be why the rucksack was so heavy and if he could lift

Naked at the Gasthof

Occasionally we glimpsed the surrounding peaks getting smaller. After several hours of zig-zagging upwards through the trees, we emerged from the forest onto the ridge and a welcome pause. We were

In winter things get complicated

Then clothing. This will be necessary anyway at one time or another, especially at the outset, when the muscles are still stiff and cold. Once you get going, the muscles

Into the sunlight

We came out into the sunlight at the top of the woods, and a large open swathe of bright grass led us up towards the gasthof on the ridge. We

Too close to Nature

I learnt for the first time what it was not just to be amongst nature, but to be part of it. Boots had left me stumbling blindly across the ground,

Magical zone

The most compelling reason that I have found though for hiking in the nude, is the ease of sliding into that magical zone of existence while naked. As my freehiking

Stand and fight or run and hide?

No freedom has ever been freely given, freedoms have always been taken, and the only question is whether we stand and fight, or run and hide. The people who pioneer