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 29, 2014
NEW — 10:55 a.m. Aug. 29, 2014
A 43-year-old new member at Fraternity Snoqualmie, the family friendly nudist park on Tiger Mountain, is under investigation for having more than 1,000 images of child porn on his computer.
FS spokeswoman Dawnzella Gearhart, who has been at the park for 20 of its almost 70 years in existence, said she was horrified about the discovery another member made while on the park’s open Wi-Fi. They called the King County Sheriff’s Office, who began an investigation July 31.
“We’re looking like the bad guy here, but nudism does not cause child pornography,” Gearhart said. “The minute we saw them, we called the police and got them out here right away.”
Police interviewed witnesses and confiscated the man’s computer and digital devices, according to a search warrant signed by a judge Aug. 14 and filed Aug. 25.
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.
July 8, 2014
Clothing is optional at Fraternity Snoqualmie’s July 13 5K fun run.
The race up the side of Tiger Mountain begins and ends at the family nudist park and kicks off at 11 a.m. The top three runners in each division will receive an award.
Registration is $30 and runners get a free shirt, while supplies last. There is also a $16 spectator fee. Photo identification is required.
January 28, 2014
The members of Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park will wear their Seahawks pride, and not much else, while watching Seattle and Denver fight it out in the Super Bowl at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2.
Attendees are invited to munch on provided chicken wings, watch the game and, if you’re brave, partake in a polar bear plunge in an unheated pool during halftime.
December 18, 2012
If the Mayans were correct and the world really is going to end Dec. 21, then why not go out with a bang?
And if you’re going to party like it’s 1999, make it memorable. Fraternity Snoqualmie invites everyone to go out the same way they came into the world — naked.
August 6, 2012
July 10, 2012
The American Association of Nude Recreation is offering a unique way for local artists to showcase their work.
At the group’s Amazing Canvas Nudist Face and Body Painting Event, the canvas will be the human body and the tools will be paint.
The July 14 event is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and takes place at Fraternity Snoqualmie, a 40-acre family nudist park on the side of Tiger Mountain.
“The only perfect body is a naked one, and to an artist the naked body is a canvas,” Fraternity Snoqualmie spokeswoman Dawnzella Gearhart said.
August 23, 2011
The Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park presents its annual Nudestock celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27 at the park, 24050 127th St. S.E., on Tiger Mountain, about three miles outside of Issaquah.
Nudestock is a regular day at the park, but with added music and some special events, according to the park’s Dawnzella Gearhart. Visitors are invited to swim or play volleyball. Special vendors and booths set up for the event will offer body painting, massage, jewelry and various arts and crafts.
The event usually attracts about 500-600 people on a sunny day, about 300 to 400 if the weather doesn’t cooperate, Gearhart said.
Children are welcome at Nudestock as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Adults must provide a photo ID.
Learn more at www.fraternitysnoqualmie.com or call 392-6833.
October 5, 2010
Most festivalgoers head to Salmon Days for the parade, some music and, maybe, some grilled coho.
The annual occasion occurs a month before Election Day, and the festival is also a popular spot for political candidates to rally support and pass out campaign signs.