Well, that's not the most straightforward question to answer without research.
Before we talk about Public Lands and what they look like today, it is imperative to acknowledge that the land was stolen from Indigenous people.
I want to recognize that before the United States became the United States, this land belonged to the Indigenous Peoples from hundreds of tribes. They took care of this land and have been a part of it for time immemorial. White settlers took the land and murdered the people who cared for the land and ran free. Giving acknowledgment that the public lands we get to enjoy came at the cost of human life and rights is an important part of every public land conversation. This is also why I believe we must care for the earth and its inhabitants.
If you want to learn more, I recommend following Indigenous Women Hike over on Instagram.
IWH is an Instagram community and Indigenous...
There’s a ton of health benefits to running around naked in nature. The part of our brain that's hyper-engaged in modern life deactivates a little when you're outside.
"Until I started finding other people on Instagram talking about the tie between going to a Hot Springs or Hiking Nude, or becoming more one with nature and disconnecting enough to start the restorative process to become whole again... because sometimes when I've had PTSD symptoms, I don't feel whole. So, it's been really cool. A couple of things. One is just feeling like I'm healing myself into finding a community of other individuals who have had traumatic experiences and connecting with them and finding ways that we can celebrate survivorship together."