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Old 05-26-2016, 07:24 AM
Location: New England
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Regarding those well-dressed Victorian lady hikers, recall the story of Lizzie Bourne, who climbed Mt Washington, the highest point in the Northeast:

"...On our left we pass the memorial to Lizzie Bourne, a young woman from Maine, who accompanied her uncle George Bourne and his daughter, Lucy, on a climb up the eastern side of the mountain. It was September 14, 1855, a day that started with rain, but cleared enough so that they decided to hike to the Summit House, which was located where the Sherman Adams Summit Building stands today. Two miles below the summit, the rain resumed and dusk fell. Visibility diminished.

Lizzie, at age 23, had a weak heart. She was also burdened by garments like petticoats, a heavy skirt and pantaloons - what one historian estimates as 45 yards of fabric. As her clothes were soaked, their weight became intolerable and the cold permeated them. The trio stumbled in darkness with little notion of their progress. When the icy wind became intolerable, George urged the women to lie down and he built a crude stone wall to shelter them from the wind. The three then curled up together to share their body heat and await daybreak. At around ten o'clock, George felt Lucy's hand and forehead. They were cold and lifeless. Wracked with despair and grief, he clung to twenty-three year-old Lucy for the next eight hours.

To George Bourne, daybreak brought further heartbreak. Gazing upwards, he saw the summit house only 100 yards distant. The little group had passed over the summit and fallen exhausted on the mountain's west side.

Lizzie's funeral was scheduled for September 18, but had to be postponed because of heavy rains. Her uncle George, a robust man in his fifties, was broken by that night on the mountain. His family saw his resistance to sickness fade away. He died of typhoid fever in December 1856, less than fifteen months after his beautiful niece had breathed her last."

So the moral of the story is, it might be a bad idea to hike naked. But you can also get into trouble if you hike wearing too much.

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Old 05-26-2016, 09:54 AM
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Do It every day in the Men's Locker Room. In the morn with the other retirees.

Last time I did It at our local hot springs, almost 20 ya, was in the presence of a couple of women. They were gay, I know this because they didn't look at me and because they were talking about their female partners, mostly bad stuff. What I got from this is that women will bad mouth their partners regardless of the sex of their partners.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:09 AM
Location: San Francisco, California
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Even the native americans wore something, like a loin cloth , never totally nude.

walking around totally nude might be acceptable for small children , toddlers , but full grown

adults shouldnt be totally nude, it's almost like an invitation to a sexual encounter, if a nude young woman was bent over exposing her bare butt did that among a group of young nude males, things will start happening, like sexual arousal, lust, male instinct to mount the woman the same as other mammals of breeding age.

the sexual organs should not be exposed, the least you should wear is a loin cloth or Native American Breechcloth

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