by Diane Spicer
REI Adventures for hikers is a synonym for "hiking trip".
And there are plenty of reasons for you to enjoy a hiking trip this year:
Hiking For Her can help you choose the best REI Adventure for your hiking style.
Let's begin with asking the obvious question: why does joining REI Co-op makes sense for hikers? (Hint: Save money, year after year!)
The strength of a cooperative lies in its size. It leverages its purchasing power to reward its members.
And it supports them in their hobbies and passions with great deals and member-only activities.
So here's why joining the Co-op makes sense for you as an individual.
Being an REI Co-op member is inexpensive: a one-time $20 fee.
In exchange for your $20? You receive a member discount on Adventure trips, merchandise, classes, and events.
You can look forward to an annual rebate on purchases, too.
As an REI Co-op member, you can expect to receive at least fourteen membership rewards in all. That's seriously rewarding!
Hiking For Her has been an REI member probably since before you were born (or 1977, to be exact).
And it's also why Hiking For Her is proud to be an REI Co-op affiliate.
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Now let's get started on choosing your REI Adventures for hikers!
We'll begin with a definition to narrow down the type of hiking trip you'd enjoy most.
No one can hike your hike.
And no one should define what adventure means to you.
So how do you define adventure?
Here's a quick little checklist to craft your definition of hiking adventure.
Use it to uncover your tolerance for the things associated with adventure.
Your answers will range from "low", "moderate", to "high".
Each hiker hits the trail for different reasons, and emotions play a large role in those reasons.
So do hiking goals.
Claim your power to define what you want to experience on a hiking adventure in two steps.
1. Glance through the following list.
2. Decide which of these would lure you out of the comforts of home for a hiking adventure:
Do you see why it's important to set your expectations first?
Once you're clear about what you're looking for, you can make an informed choice with less chance of disappointment.
All done with your introspective questions?
Great! You're only one step away from choosing the perfect hiking trip.
How much time and money do you want to spend for this adventure?
REI Adventures for hikers can be as short as a few days, or as long as several weeks.
Don't forget, REI members get discounted rates.
And when you sign up for an REI Co-op hiking trip, you'll be pleasantly surprised at what's included in the trip price.
Look through the itinerary and the trip details to arrive at a total cost for the trip.
Now for the exciting part: you're ready to choose your adventure!
Now that you know what your budget and comfort zones are, it's time to narrow down your Adventure choices.
Take your time to savor all your possibilities!
REI organizes the trips by activity level (easy active, moderate, strenuous).
You can "meet" your trip guides and read their bios.
Prior trip participants rate every hiking adventure, so at a glance you'll see which trips and guides are well loved.
Read the comments to get all the details from a hiker's perspective. Sometimes you can pick up priceless tips on packing and gear.
Now let's look at some tempting 2020 REI Adventures for hikers.
I've organized them by type of hiking trip.
Are you the kind of hiker who likes to hit the trail hard, but sleep in a cozy bed to recharge for another day of hiking?
Then consider this trip to Sedona, Arizona.
REI Adventures for hikers who prefer this style of hiking are plentiful.
Here's another option, a great one for families: Signature Camping in Yellowstone National Park.
Don't have a lot of time, but yearn to get some dirt on your boots?
These REI Adventures for hikers take you someplace special in three day and four day trips.
Now that's an adventure bucket list if I've ever seen one! These trips are a great chance to polish skills and build friendships, too.
Does hut-to-hut hiking appeal to you?
It should! A lighter pack (around 20 pounds) and more time to explore, just for starters.
REI has pulled together a trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for you!
Choose your departure dates, June through October 2020.
An REI backpacking trip will teach you best practices for hiking and camping. Important things like:
You'll experience camaraderie as you enjoy outdoor time in fantastic destinations, including:
Get started choosing a trip here.
Do you want an adventure, but don't have a travel companion?
REI Co-op pulls together fantastic hiking trips for women. Their destinations that will make you smile:
Reasons to love women only hiking trips
Most hikers have a bucket list.
And most lists have at least a few of the United States National Parks penciled in.
Time to get to that list! REI Adventures for hikers take you to iconic National Parks, including:
So. much. exploring!
What are you waiting for?? Pick one and get packing!
British Columbia has some of the most beautiful hiking destinations in North America. And some of the most comfortable mountain lodges.
This combination makes for a wonderful hiking vacation!
Take a peek at this B.C. lodge based hiking trip to get an idea of how much fun you can have with this approach to alpine hiking.
If you've got the time, energy and budget for a longer trip, here's an idea for a hiking adventure. Consider visiting another continent.
You've got lots of great choices, so get started daydreaming:
Do you like to give back to Mother Nature as you enjoy a wonderful hiking vacation? REI Adventures for hikers makes that possible.
And thank you for paying forward your love for hiking! The community of hikers, present and future, appreciates you.
Two little words that signal something really good is about to rock your hiking world.
You've decided to let REI Co-op handle all the planning and trip logistics for you.
Now choose your Adventure destination, using the tips I've shared.
Your next smart move?
Use the search box at the top of the page to choose the best hiking gear and outdoor clothing for your trip.
Choose The Right REI Adventures For Hikers
About the author
Diane is the founder of Hiking For Her.
She's been on a hiking trail somewhere in the world for 5+ decades & loves to share her best hiking tips right here.
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Photo credits: All photos on this website were taken by David Midkiff or Diane Spicer except where noted.
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