For June 1, 2012: It's summer and time for some hiking adventures in a local, state, or national park. At the Kids and Hiking pages on the REI website, the folks at REI provide tons of information about camping, backpacking, and hiking such as Backpacking for Beginners, Campsite Organization, and Daypacks. Safety is emphasized through a series of videos that describe the importance of proper fitting equipment. If you are looking for a hiking destination near you, click on Guidepost and select an activity. A map will display your choices across the country. Since REI is a commercial company, you will encounter some advertising, but not enough to detract from the knowledge they provide.
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