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Friday, November 28, 2014

Naked Camping: From then to now - Memory and tribute to 'nakid'

 [ Previously posted on and slightly revised now since it was a response to a member named 'nakid' who set fire to the imagination because he is gay and such an exhibitionist. ]

Camping, hiking, outdoor recreation are my favorites (along with scuba diving) so freeballing goes without saying. When I can, I also get naked too -- even when it's not a nudist camp. Fife's Ranch on the Russian River is a great place for that - except for holidays and the weekends, it's not too crowded and there is always 'space' to get naked down on the river itself.
Some of the hot springs mentioned above would be great places too. I've been a couple of times to places in California and also in Oregon. Even skinny-dipped at Yosemite in crowded mid-summer season one year.
I hope to go nude hiking and camping in the Anza-Borrego State Park in San Diego County this winter and again in the spring.

Camping has such a special meaning for me because it was really while camping or at summer camp that I got to see guys my age and also older (like the adults and camp counselor) naked, but it was the wholesome, good-natured expression of fun, self-confidence with one's body, and being close to
other guys that was the most significant. I guess some of them were freeballing too but I don't really remember focusing on that fact. It was the skinnydipping, or changing in the tent or cabins, getting ready for bed, and sometime sleeping nude next to your buddies -- those were times that made indelible memories for me that I remember fondly.

I am going camping in the desert of Southern Calif just before Christmas and will also be on the Big Island for camping -- both of which will be mostly nude.
I have some land (an acre) near Pahoa which is partly wooded and the nearest neighbors are few so I can get nude while camping there - Kehena
Black Sands beach is not far away (SEE ABOVE PHOTO). Kehena  is a nude mixed beach --- with a lot of people there on the weekends -- and some cool dudes who love to body surf naked. Just up the road is Kalani resort where I sometimes camp out.. it's not nude camping, but the pool area is clothing-optional after 4pm. So it's pretty cool, too.

This reminds me of my own teenage camping trips. I guess I 'm sort of trying to relive them when I go camping now...

Further down the road (the old Puna Hwy or "Red Road',  you can go camping at either MacKenzie Beach Park (very rustic - no facilities), or at the much nicer (and recently renovated), Isaac Hale Beach Park. I sometimes wear my shorty board shorts while out on the rocky black lava shore of Puna, Big Island Hawaii.

If you have a long enough time to spend, you'll probably be able to do the same on the Hawaiian islands -- it's a little known fact that there are quite a few county and state parks, in addition there is
one National Park (Volcanoes NP) that have camp sites. None of those are officially (or even unofficially nude) -- but it never stops me if there's nobody around from getting that way. Still, the public park campgrounds supposedly require a permit - but in reality, I doubt that many people get one. As long as you don't camp too long in one spot, no one is likely to check up on you -- although technically they could and would if you tried camping on Oahu's Waikiki beaches or Kona's beaches on the west (and more touristy) side of the Big Island. Although if you don't put up a tent, you could probably get away with it on Diamond Head beach (past Waikiki) -- if you get up in the hill side nooks and crannies. Of course, you have to watch out for the guys cruising for sex up there too [you'd no doubt be targeted]. But if there are two of you hooked together in one sleeping, they'll probably figure it best to leave you alone.

There will also be plenty of places on the Big Island where one can camp on private property (if you not TOO noisy during the night [smile]). Now that gets the imagination going - fo'sure! -- I can just imagine what that Aussie dude was thinking because I know I would get turned on by the sounds of
passion -- whoever it was going at it in the tent next door!

Hey, nakid, when it gets closer to the time you start actually planning a trip to Hawaii -- let me know and I'll fill you in on more exactly where (at least Oahu and Hawaii -- I don't know Mauai, Kauai very well). Maybe I'll let you stay on my property -- it's nothing but a square acre partly forested land - but someday I'll have built it up more like a outdoor camp or maybe a bungalow. It's not near the ocean -- so you'll probably enjoy more staying at a place like Kalani Resort (not free but has camping at $20 per night for a tent site). Kalani has a large pool with hot tubs and sauna which is clothing optional after 5pm every day.

Kalani is within walking distance to Kehena Black Sands beach and that's nude all year long - very mixed set of people who hang out at Kehena -- as well as at Kalani. BTW, you might be able to get a job at Kalani -- they have a program for temporary work-stays (pays your room and board in
exchange for some work). There are usually some really cool guys and gals -- from young people to seniors are needed for various kinds of work (kitchen, grounds, guest services, etc) and for teaching classes too. You could also look into temp jobs elsewhere around the islands if you wanted to stay longer.

Oahu has a very adequate public bus system that can get you almost anywhere on the island you want to go. The Big Island is a different story -- you'll either have to hitch rides (very doable in Puna (southeast region where I've been describing) or share a rental car - although there may be very limited bus service between major points. It's by picking up hitchers that I kind of stay tuned to the local vibes and also what the 'visitors' are doing - some are homesteading or housesetting, or just making ends meet by doing odd jobs etc. I've almost never been asked for money -- just rides or maybe cigs (but I don't smoke).

Some of the people I've picked up are just living for a while on the island because they can and they like the laid-back life. Actually, there are always some people staying/camping on Kehena Beach -- I guess you have to call them 'hippies' - I mean that's exactly what they look like and how they live --
most of the guys seem to let their hair grow long and they braid it and twist into a Rastafarian (sp?) reggae style. They often wear long flowing shirts with or without pants and are obviously anti-underwear - there are women too, but fewer actually live/camp on the beach -- although there are all kinds of people there, especially on the weekends. It's really cool on Sundays when dozens -- even hundreds of people gather on Kehena to dance, play music, and enjoy partying/socializing/smoking.

The hippie guys and gals never hesitate to join in and love to get naked and gyrate, cavort to the ethnic beat that the drummers and other amateur musicians have gathered to improvise. Why that's amusing .. it's more fun to watch for dolphins and whales (not the beached types) and to look at the cool board-type male and female bodies (many who aren't wearing any at the moment) throw themselves into the crashing waves trying to bodysurf or boogie board. Hey. I've gone on way to long....

Below is a pic of me walking back from Kehena Black Sands Beach, it's in a sheltered lagoon under a cliff face (so it's not public exposure and so too why some people camp out there - discreetly, of course) -- I am freeballing in my see-thru mesh shorts. I can't wait to get back there after Xmas - just after I leave LA from a few days in the Cali desert.

Here is a pic of one of the body-surfer types you're likely to see on Kehena Black Sands Beach. No, I did NOT take the photo -- although I like to admire, I respect my photos subjects and would always ask first. It is rude to take a camera to a nude beach and that's the easiest way to NOT be invited back.

Because nudity is popular here and ignored by most people -- esp the authorities, both Kehena and also Diamond Head Beach (Honolulu) are sometimes used for nude photos shoots for fashion mags, Hustler/Penthouse type spreads. It's more common to see naked women/models than nude men as the subject of the photos shoots. However, as a rule, the number of nude men just enjoying the beach usually outnumber the women 4:1. It depends too on if there is a weekend or holiday gathering going on.

Of course, the age span varies widely - but I find that there is a tendency to get a lot of teenagers,
young adults at Kehena along with the saggy boobed and wrinkled skin seniors too. There is a nice vacation home community that starts just a minute's walk west of the beach -- up on Hwy 137 - the Red Road. So you get a teenage boy and his younger brother down with the nudies.. it's cool and also cute when the teenager comes down to the beach -- casually takes off his boardshorts while the younger pre-pubescent brother keeps his on. That happened the last time I was there. On afternoons after school and on weekends there are always kids from 1 to 71 years old on the black sand or in the waves.
It's a place where you can actually swim with dolphins or at least see them and the humpback whales (Dec-March for the latter).

But every one is welcomed on Kehena - gay/str8 / young and old, singles/couples, all creeds, ethnicity, sexual persuasions,  and lifestyles.
It is NOT a GQ or  Cosmopolitan type beach for the fashion-conscious. Nudity and the freeball-easy clothing are the norm here and also the great leveler of personal status.


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