Yes, a tiny canton in Switzerland has banned nude hiking
, which has become popular among German nudists roaming the land. I don't really have a problem with banning it, but of course I don't really have a problem with people hiking naked either. I just wonder - wouldn't it hurt? I mean, you're out their on the trail, and even though you have hiking boots on, there are branches and bushes and whatnot all over the place. That can't be fun!
The citizens objected to coming across naked hikers unawares. I'd object to coming across Europeans who don't use deodorant and European women who don't shave their armpits. But I'm shallow that way!
So, if you were planning a naked hiking trip to the Swiss Alps ... DENIED! It appears the French don't yet have a problem with it, though, so hike away!
Labels: Democracy in action, Naked hiking, This insane world