Get ideas for taking kids on summer hikes

With the school year coming to an end, moms and dads looking for options to keep the kids occupied this summer should consider this program on hiking. Two experts on hiking with children will offer tips on where to go and how to make it fun at a 7 p.m. program Wednesday.

Joan Burton, author of “Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington,” and Washington Trails Association’s youth programs coordinator Krista Dooley will lead the clinic.

Burton’s book, first published in 2006, is now in its fourth printing.

Children are welcome to attend and can take part in the trail mix-making station.

Seating is available at 6:45 p.m. The free event will be held at the Tacoma REI store, 3825 S. Steele St., Tacoma.

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