Thursday, October 2, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
|Along the North Fork of the Skykomish near Troublesome Creek|
Scribbled by Rick somewhere around 6/04/2014 08:45:00 PM
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
|Hiking into the open areas along FS 6028 (near Grotto)|
|Back at the car and being a little bit presumptuous about the lack of cover here.|
|This moss-covered wall beside the highway pullout shields you from view.|
|Party-spots beside the falls and rapids.|
Scribbled by Rick somewhere around 5/14/2014 06:18:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2014
Best viewed via the Direct Album Link: http://www.anthonians.org/forgotten_knot/Post-chemo%20Hikes/index.html
Scribbled by Rick somewhere around 4/18/2014 04:18:00 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
|Not much hair left (on top or anywhere else for that matter) after chemo round 2|
|High up on Reiter Ridge toward the Clearcut Boulders|
|A long, ex-logging road climbs the north face of Reiter Ridge (near Goldbar), serving also as part of the route to Lake Isabel, some abandoned adits (mines) and the Clearcut Boulders.|
Scribbled by Rick somewhere around 4/08/2014 01:15:00 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
But I'm opportunistic. The docs believe I will respond well.
Scribbled by Rick somewhere around 3/11/2014 05:43:00 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013
How about an open invitation to plan a nude camping get-together in the next few weeks?
|Option #1: A rustic campground alongside the Beckler River|
|Option #2: A "Secret Beach" Campsite along the Rapid River|
|Option #3: Pack it in and up on FS6028 for some great vistas|
Direct Album Link: http://anthonians.org/forgotten_knot/Scoping%20Out%20Nude%20Camping%20Areas/
Monday, March 4, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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A letter now circulating the nudist forums ...
United States Department of the Interior
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Fire Island National Seashore
120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772
February 5, 2013
To Whom it May Concern:
Effective immediately, state nudity laws will be enforced at Fire Island National Seashore. While state laws apply throughout the Seashore, the park will focus its public education and enforcement efforts of the existing New York State law at the following federally-owned areas:
- Lighthouse beach, from the western boundary of the park to the western boundary of Kismet.
- The Sailors Haven tract, from Point O' Woods to Cherry Grove.
- One half mile on either side of the Barrett Beach lifeguard stand.
- One mile on either side of the Watch Hill lifeguard stand.
- From the Wilderness Visitor Center to the breach at Old Inlet
Public nudity has been prohibited in the State of New York since 1984 under New York State Penal Code 245.01. Fire Island National Seashore shares concurrent jurisdiction with the State of New York, which means that state laws can be enforced on federal lands by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. Although the National Park Service (NPS) is focusing its enforcement on the identified areas, the law still applies park-wide, and may be enforced throughout the park. NPS policies favor consistent enforcement of state laws on federal lands, and disfavor the designation of clothing optional areas. Public nudity on Fire Island has resulted in conflicts of use, despite past park management efforts to accommodate clothing optional recreation. On Lighthouse beach in particular, the dense visitation invited by the previously-designated “clothing optional beach” presented not only a visitor use conflict, but created a public safety hazard due to the lack of adequate facilities for trash and human waste, in addition to the heavy recreation on a non-lifeguarded beach. Additionally, Hurricane Sandy leveled the dunes in this area, which increases the visibility of the beach from other public use areas. The sandy over-wash areas left by the storm created added habitat for sensitive species in the area. Finally, park employees have observed an increase in criminal activity in the designated clothing-optional areas, but have been unable to appropriately manage this activity despite significant attempts at education and enforcement.
Violation of this law is a class B federal misdemeanor, and can result in fines of up to $5,000 and up to six months imprisonment.
Fire Island National Seashore management recognizes that visitors have come to Fire Island to sunbathe in the nude for many years, and that many responsible and respectful users of this beach have provided support to the park through volunteer efforts over the years. Fire Island National Seashore management is focusing its enforcement only on those areas in which visitor use conflicts are likely—specifically, those areas that are heavily visited by members of the public who are generally not attuned to nude recreation. On all Seashore lands, however, other regulations such as disorderly conduct, creating an offensive condition, public intoxication, and drug and alcohol laws will be strictly enforced. Use and compliance on all park beaches will be monitored throughout the summer, with additional measures being taken as necessary. Should concentrations of nudity and/or lewd and lascivious behaviors increase in other areas of the park and cause similar conflicts with other visitors and/or protected natural resources, then the park may expand its enforcement efforts to other areas.
Questions about these changes should be directed to Chief Ranger Lena Koschmann
at 631-687-4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
/s/ Lena Koschmann
Chief Ranger, Fire Island National Seashore
O: (631) 687-4757
Sunday, February 3, 2013
|Collins Beach on Sauvies Island is legally clothing-optional and close to Portland, OR|
The arrow above points to Entrance #2, the beginning of the nude beach.
|One of the many entrances from the parking area . . . this one #4.|
I entered at #2 which leads onto the beach at the beginning
of the clothing-optional area.
|Brisk temperatures but not too bad when you are moving.|
|A freighter's lifeboat deposited into the woods behind the beach|
during some long-forgotten storm.
|Long-weather-deteriorated breakwaters make for interesting|
|The end of the nude beach . . .|
|... and the flip side of that sign inviting everyone to get nude and enjoy.|