AANR-NW welcomes our newest event club to the Northwest, Wandering Bare. Its founder, Joe Haggerty, has sent us an introduction.
Wandering Bare is fun, it’s also nice, pleasant, relaxing, refreshing, exhilarating, exciting, and enjoyable. We enjoy hiking naked and nude recreation to provide a freeing personal quest, to build a closer bond with nature. We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy being totally natural, with the warm sun and cool breeze on your entire body. It’s an amazing sensation of total freedom.
Wandering Bare invites you to free your inner child! Become closer to nature! Hiking naked through forests, fields, Mountains, and valleys! We’ve hosted Naked Nature Walks at Baskett Slough, Finley, Snag Boat and Ankeny Wildlife Reserves. Wildlife Reserves are a wonderful place for walking naked. They are usually deserted, the people we have met have been friendly and sometimes curious about our group. Our naked walks have always been fun, freeing, and a way to relax and fill your soul with the joys of living.
Wandering Bare has also hosted Naked Mountain Biking in the Bend, OR area. Riding 20 incredible miles of naked mountain biking. Feeling triumphant, a little red from the sun and dusty, our adventures have been fantastic. Nobody took a spill, no mechanical problems, just an amazing afternoon.
This summer we enjoyed World Naked Gardening Day on May 4th. We celebrated at DoLittle Pastures Farm in Lebanon, Oregon. Gardening naked is not only a simple joy, but it also reminds us that we can be honest with who we are as part of this planet and discover a closer bond to mother earth at this family-friendly community event. If getting down and dirty in the garden wasn’t your thing. Wandering the 80 acres of forest and meadows, exploring the rustic but well-marked trails with multiple access points to Crabtree Creek.
Labor Day Weekend at DoLittle Pastures Farm we'll be enjoying Three Days of Clothing Optional Peace, Joy, Pressing Apple cider, Natural Living, Potlucks, and Music. There are several apple trees or bring your favorite apples for pressing. “BYOJ” (Bring Your Own Jug) There will be a potluck lunches and dinners. Then gather in the evening for amusement and merry-making…bring instruments, songs, stories, and obscure talents! “Why gather apples then press them to cider naked?” It’s fun! As nudists, we know doing actives naked always makes it more fun. Joining together we celebrate the freedom of nudism, the victories of summer.
Clothing Optional Blueberry Picking will be an annual event. Terra Fluvia Blueberry Farm in Albany, Oregon hosted a day of unlimited picking Willamette Valley’s Oldest and Bluest Blueberries! Our members said it best! “Fantastic morning picking blueberries. The farm was great and so were the hosts. The swimming hole was perfect for skinny dipping was a nice cool off after berry picking. Thanks again.” “Fun morning, peaceful setting, yummy berries, nice people. Thanks again” “Excellent Event, great blueberries, peaceful location. Several people did go for a swim in the river. One of our favorite naturist get togethers yet.”
Wandering Bare is not judgmental! We are open to everybody who enjoys nude recreation, whatever your shape or size. We are all made from the same star-stuff, you are welcome. Nudists are the most friendly and open-minded people you will ever meet. Our goal is to provide a relaxing and safe environment where all participants can feel comfortable to experience the joy of being a nudist in our great outdoors. Just like what GOD intended: “Hang out in a garden with a bunch of nudists”. Before that thing with the apple.
Let the drum roll begin. Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 AANR-NW Photography Contest.
The Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 AANR-NW Photography Contest and the winner of the "At Your Club" category is Robert Dashiell with the photo "Bare Buns Fun Run Start"
The Winner of the "Nude, but not Nude" category is Mike Capshaw with the photo "At the Cafe"
The winner in the "Out in Nature" category is Alison with the photo "Nantucket"
The other winner of the "Out in Nature" category is Ron for the photo "Yoga Bare"
Nude Beach Clean-ups Set for
August 24 and 25 and September 21 and 22:
Saturday, August 24 and Saturday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m.at Rooster Rock State Park. This is a clothing optional event, if you are cleaning in the nude area. It is highly suggested that you wear foot coverings and sun screen. Hats are also recommended if it is very bright. Bring work gloves if you have them. All tools and clean-up bags will be furnished. We will be working with the Rooster Rock park staff. The Park Ranger Supervisor will have a list of projects that includes light to heavy work. On-line sign-up opportunities are here:
Sunday, August 25 and Sunday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Sauvie Island-Collins Beach A parking pass is usually required and can be purchased at the store or deli after crossing the bridge to the island. SOLVE has been able to get us some free day-of-event passes for those that volunteer. Contact the public lands coordinator for info below. Restrooms are close and located in the parking area. We will concentrate our efforts on the gravel road parking area and litter sweeps of the beach area. Meet on the beach near the third beach opening. Those cleaning the parking area must remain clothed. A hot dog barbeque and potluck will be held at around 3:30 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an e-mailed Collins beach parking pass or further details on these events . Be sure to bring gardening work gloves (if you have them), a hat and sunscreen and perhaps a water bottle. As mentioned, we will have cold water and sugar free lemonade. On-line sign-up opportunities are here:
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