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Clothing-optional hike among National Trails Day outings

Before the start of the Bare Buns Fun Run at the Kaniksu Ranch Nudist Park, Beverly Seale, right, rubs sunscreen on her boyfriend, Stephen Peachey. 714 runners finished the 5k clothing optional fun run Sunday morning. It was Stephen's 4th and Beverly's 3rd Bare Buns Run (Colin Mulvany)
Before the start of the Bare Buns Fun Run at the Kaniksu Ranch Nudist Park, Beverly Seale, right, rubs sunscreen on her boyfriend, Stephen Peachey. 714 runners finished the 5k clothing optional fun run Sunday morning. It was Stephen's 4th and Beverly's 3rd Bare Buns Run (Colin Mulvany)

HIKING — A Washington nudist park north of Spokane is celebrating National Trails Day June 2 with a clothing optional hike.

Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park near Loon Lake, WA will host the hike Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in its 260-acre forest. The park, run by members, welcomes everyone. The group says it's family oriented, although unless the kids are still learning to walk, it doesn't take four hours to hike 260 acres.

“The Inland Northwest has lots of wonderful scenery, but the one unique feature Kaniksu Ranch offers that no one else does is that we can hike safely and legally NAKED in a beautiful, family-friendly environment,” organizers said.

They made no mention of whether the mosquitoes are out.  And we suggest you bring plenty of sunscreen — and dark glasses.

Click “continue reading” for all the dangling details on this event.

MEANTIME, here are a few mainstream Trails Day options for Saturday, June 2 (most require clothing and advance sign-up):

Washington Trails Association is organizing a work party to re-route and maintain trails at Liberty Lake County Park.

Riverside State Park is joining with REI for a family-oriented forest health pruning project in the park.

Elk Creek Falls is the destination for a free two-mile loop hike on the Colville National Forest, led by a Forest Service wildlife biologist.

Butterflies at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge will be the focus of a presentation and field hike led by an expert from the Washington Butterfly Association.

Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are leading a family and dog walk on Saturday and a visit to the Ross Creek Cedars on Sunday.

Kaniksu Ranch Clothing-optional Trails Day Hike details:

Guided hikes will be on trails from 1-3 miles in length. “The hike is scheduled for later in the day to allow the forest a chance to warm up. The guides will be nude, weather permitting, and participants are invited to also enjoy the forest au natural on this nude hike.

An orientation will take place before the hike and refreshments will be served afterward. Park entrance fees are waived for the hike for first time visitors. Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park is nearly 75 years old and home to The “Original: Bare Buns Fun Run.

Participants must pre-register: (509) 233-8202.




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