Dare to bare all Saturday for world-record skinny dip attempt

July 7, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

UPDATED — 9:25 a.m. July 8, 2010

Fraternity Snoqualmie, the nudist campground nestled in the Tiger Mountain forest, plans to celebrate the 35th Annual Nude Recreation Week — naturally — with a world-record attempt skinny dip.

Saturday marks the second year the campground has participated in a global attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest skinny dip.

Dare to bare all for the American Association for Nude Recreation-sponsored event at the park’s pools. Participants can sign up starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event starts at noon.

In order to adhere to the rules for the world record, all participants must be completely nude — no swim trunks allowed — during the skinny dip.

The weeklong celebration of nude recreation also includes the 19th annual Bare Buns Fun Run at 11 a.m. Sunday. The clothing-optional 5K race winds up the side of Tiger Mountain. The top three runners in all age divisions receive prizes.

Catch a shuttle bus from 8-10 a.m. at the Issaquah Transit Center, 1050 17th Ave. N.W., to Fraternity Snoqualmie before the race.

Find a complete list of Fraternity Snoqualmie Nude Recreation Week activities at the campground’s website. Call 392-NUDE (6833) for more information.

First time visitors to Fraternity Snoqualmie receive a free one-day membership; return visitors pay regular day fees of $15 per person. Children can attend if accompanied by their parents, at no additional fee. The campground requires photo identification for admittance.

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7 Responses to “Dare to bare all Saturday for world-record skinny dip attempt”

  1. Inge Strarup-Brynes on July 7th, 2010 2:16 pm

    Personally I find it absolutely naturally to just wear your “Birthday Suit”. Not that I would, but I grew up in Scandinavia where it was pretty normal. Some folks liked it others not. Your choice. If you get a chance read Rick Steven’s ” European Nudes and American Prudes”, from July 6, 2010. He sees it from an American point of view, I see it from a Scandinavian point of view.

  2. Mike on July 7th, 2010 7:24 pm

    This post is USELESS without pictures.

  3. bullsballs on July 8th, 2010 8:02 am

    americans are prudes, but when you point it out, they deny it…
    when you dare them to attend a nudist camp, they decline…
    but they might just jump into the hot tub bare!

  4. Jim on July 9th, 2010 9:55 pm

    The only reason these turkeys do this is to “shock” people. They get off on it. They aren’t individualists. In fact, they are the very opposite. They’re conformists. The best thing to do with people like this is ignore them and hope that one day they find a more productive way to bring attention to their pathetic existences.

  5. Anonymous on July 12th, 2010 3:32 pm

    I find it very interesting that they would want to break such an odd world record…but for one thing, they must be very popular to be able to break that record.


  6. Sally on July 12th, 2010 3:35 pm

    I’m glad that those people go up there for many reasons, they go to express themselves. Other people TRULY see them for WHO THEY ARE….not what they’re wearing. I’ve heard that some people are actually more comfortable walking around naked than with a swimsuit on. They are also less self cauncious.

  7. cynde on July 21st, 2010 7:33 am

    There is a selection of good photos of the skinny dip, from across North America, on the AANR website, http://www.aanr.com/skinny-dip.html .
    Last year Fraternity Snoqualmie had 186 in the pool; this year we had 187! Still waiting on the aggregated official numbers.

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