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November 27, 2020
This is the sixth year that REI will close its stores on Black Friday and encourage its customers to #OptOutside. For the past five years we have participated in the campaign by offering guided hikes along the Tapteal Trail. As part of this year’s campaign REI is encouraging people to #RecreateResponsibly. The recommendations include to explore locally, keep your group size small and practice leave no trace. We won’t be offering any guided hikes this year but we encourage people to get out on their own and explore some of our local options: Tapteal Trail, Chamna Natural Preserve, Amon Natural Preserve and WE Johnson Park. Information about these options is available on our website. One of the leave no trace principle is to pack out your trash. We would like to extend this to pick up and dispose of any trash you encounter during your hike. If you do make it outside on Black Friday we encourage you to share pictures of your outing with us (@taptealgreenway) on Facebook or Instagram.