Some hikers will ditch their clothes to celebrate the Summer Solstice this weekend
If you’re planning to celebrate Father’s day on Sunday with a mellow hike, you might see some unexpected skin: Sunday is also Nude Hiking Day, when backpackers-in-the-buff celebrate the Summer Solstice nationwide by taking to the trails en masse, sans clothes.
While this isn’t a mainstream movement, we can’t just blame it on the Euros, who totally dig hiking up the alps in nothing but Scarpas. The tradition has gained traction in some areas, especially on long trails like the Appalachian. Fanatics say there’s no better way to feel at one with nature than by busting up switchbacks butt-nekkid.