April 14, 2015
In 1937, when the group came into being, the name Fraternity Snoqualmie had a different meaning, said Dawnzella Gearhart, spokeswoman for the recently renamed Tiger Mountain Family Nudist Park.
In 1937, “fraternity” simply meant a group of people, Gearhart said. The word didn’t have the “men only” connotation it carries now. As for the “Snoqualmie” part of the title, Gearhart said Tiger Mountain was, at the time, considered part of the Snoqualmie chain of mountains.
August 19, 2014
Fraternity Snoqualmie’s annual Nudestock festival has many similarities with the 1960’s event that inspired the local one.
There’s the similar carefree, no worries vibe, and a day’s worth of music to keep audiences swaying through the night. But there is one marked difference — Fraternity Snoqualmie’s festival attendees will likely do their dancing without any clothes.
“It’s about the music, the freedom to just come and dance completely natural, no clothes, no inhibitions, no social pressures. You just get to be yourself,” Fraternity Snoqualmie spokeswoman Dawnzella Gearhart said.
The family nudist park nestled on Tiger Mountain will host its annual day of music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 23. The party goes on rain or shine thanks to a covered stage.
August 20, 2013
Have you ever wanted to rock out in the nude outside your bedroom? Well, here is your chance — Nudestock 2013 is coming to Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park Aug. 24.
The annual event, on Tiger Mountain, has happened for more than 20 years.
The event began in 1991 when KISW radio hosts Bob Rivers, Spike O’Neill and Joe Bryant came up with the idea. The station dropped sponsorship of Nudestock in 1996 when the three moved to KZOK. Since, the park has taken on the event as its own.
“I’ve gone to every single one since 1993,” said Dawnzella Gearhart, who does public relations for the park. Since 1998, she has been one of the main organizers of the event.