Andrew Reasoner wildlife refuge is a private 300-acre spread. Wandering Bare has spoken to the owners and they have given the go-ahead for nude hiking. They will close the refuge for the time that we are there. You can walk naked feeling completely secure! You can’t get much better than that! The owners only ask not to be naked near the road or when in sight of the neighbors, other than that we have free reign of the refuge!
The Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve Conservation Easement protects 294 acres of oak savannah and in the Long Tom River watershed. Seasonal creeks, rocky outcroppings, and a special forest management area provide a home for iconic Oregon white oak trees and Willamette Valley ponderosa pine, native birds, elks, deer, and more. The oak woodlands on the property make it a great home for many species of wildlife native to the Willamette Valley. Because of the loss of most of the oak savannah habitat in the region, the remaining oaks like those found on the Andrew Reasoner Wildlife Preserve are increasingly important. Critical species on the property include acorn woodpecker, chipping sparrow, yellow-breasted chat, western bluebird, slender-billed nuthatch, Western gray squirrel, shaggy horkelia, and Hitchcock’s blue-eyed grass. Deer, bobcat, cougar, bear, rattlesnake, and many species of migratory birds also visit or make their homes on the property.
Wandering Bare will be Celebrating May Day with a naked nature walk at Finley Wildlife Refuge. And pay honor to the two greatest social icons of all time. Groucho Marx – “I don’t want to belong to any club, that will accept me as a member.” And John Lennon – “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”
(Weather and Authorities permitting*)
Finley Wildlife refuge is big, it’s really big with open spaces. Offering plenty of space to enjoy a secluded naked walk or wander bare. The refuge is usually deserted since most people visiting are there in the morning and evening when the birds and wildlife is more active. We have met a few textiled visitors in the past, it’s usually not a problem.
We will enter the reserve on the Beaver & Cattail Ponds trailhead located at a turnout off Bruce Road.
Beaver & Cattail Ponds Trail. We’ll enter the reserve, walking down a tree-lined service road to an old rock quarry site. Then through the Maple Knoll Research Natural Area and on the Beaver Pond.
At the interior service road or, “Campbell Lake Trail” this trail runs through the reserve and ties the Mill Hill Loop, Pigeon Butte Trails and the Campbell Board Walk.
We’ll have no addenda, just a chance to spend a peaceful afternoon wandering bare through natural world of Finley Wildlife Refuge.
* Weather and Authorities permitting. Weather, If is raining we’ll reschedule. Authorities permitting? “Question Authority” Up the revaluation!
Here is the link to the Finley trail map.
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