I live in SoCal and, yes, I swim, I hike, I enjoy outdoor activities. However, I take lots and lots of precautions. I use sunscreen as body lotion each and every day (rain or shine) with a minimum SPF of 50. I wear tightly woven, loose fitting clothes in the summer that covers my entire body (I dress in layers to keep cool). I wear big floppy hats and sunglasses with UV protection. Then, I limit the amount of time that I am in the sun!
Remission is just as unpredictable as this disease. No one is assured remission, but it does happen. It happens with the help of medication, lifestyle changes, taking precautions, keeping doctor's appointments, eating healthy, and getting regular exercise. This does not guarantee remission, but remission will not occur without these.
I wish you the best
Peace and Blessings
Look For The Good and Praise It!