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Spring is a great season to check out the infamous Grand Canyon. It is both breathtaking and daring. Here are some articles on how to camp and explore this great place.

So you say you've never seen the Grand Canyon

It’s surprising, really, the number of Americans who haven’t visited the Grand Canyon. There are those who have visited all manner of man-made fluffery in France and swear by the all-you-can-consume, all-inclusive resorts of Mexico, … Second, there are gorgeous, shady spots for camping (no hookups at the campgrounds inside the park, but there are places on the way, check here for details. Third, there are many options for getting exercise, including hiking and biking, …

Publish Date: 04/06/2011 17:52

http://gca-blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/so-you-say-youve-never-seen-grand.html

Hiking the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon National Park offers a variety of choices to experience the inside of the Canyon; guided tours, mule trips, river trips, hiking and camping. If you are interested in backpacking and camping on your own, you must acquire …

Publish Date: 07/14/2009 3:00

http://2backpackers.com/384/adventures/backpacking-the-grand-canyon

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Boys at play in the shut-ins of the East Fork ...
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Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park is famous for it’s swimming holes. If you haven’t already experienced what was labeled as one of America’s best swimming holes, take a day to visit the recently reopened park.

Johnson’s ShutIns Makes Top Ten List | directoryofstlouis

Johnson’s ShutIns, a favorite St. Louis summer daytrip destination has made Travel+Leisure’s top ten list of America’s Best Swimming Holes.

Publish Date: 06/28/2010 5:08

http://directoryofstlouis.com/blog/johnsons-shut-ins-makes-top-ten-list/

Gov. Nixon announces grand re-opening of Johnson’s ShutIns State

“Missouri is home to a world-class parks system, and Johnson’s ShutIns is certainly one of our crown jewels,” Gov. Nixon said. “I’m thrilled that the rebuilding process is coming to an end, and I look forward to joining Missouri …

Publish Date: 04/15/2010 11:45

http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2010/Johnson_s_Shut_Ins_State_Park

Johnson ShutIns

Johnson Shut Ins State Park is just a short drive from our house. We met Scott’s parents there for a three day camping trip in the BRAND NEW campground (the first week it was open!). The Shut Ins are a natural wonder–a geological …

Publish Date: 06/20/2010 20:08

http://bluebottledesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/johnson-shut-ins.html

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Do you hike or camp with your kids? They need quality equipment also. Don’t skimp. Keep them safe and warm.

Here are some considerations for choosing a sleeping bag that will do just that.

1. Think about your child’s warmth and comfort while he or she is sleeping outdoors or in a tent.

2. Make sure you choose a high-quality bag that will perform in unpredictable outdoor weather.

3. Choose a bag, for quality and size, that will last several years until the child grows out of it.

4. If your kid will be carrying his or her bag in a backpack, consider carefully the weight. Sleeping bags typically make up a good deal of the weight carried on one’s back.

5. Consider a bag that has a draft collar and a hood to keep the little body warmer and prevent air from entering the bag.

6. Consider buying a bag that has a draft tube protecting the zipper from invading cold air.

7. Look for a sleeping bag that has no cords that your kid can get tangled up in while sleeping.

Camping and hiking with kids can be very rewarding. Providing good sleeping bags and other quality equipment is important to make the experience pleasurable and safe.

 

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