The website shows a Shimano Deore LX, 44/32/22 crankset for the 2011 model.
Oh, good! I guess their production was late/slow this year, and when they finally got it up, REI's web site was showing it with the compact double crank. With the LX triple, try it and, if you like it, get it!
My (2009) is a solid bike, carried 300 pounds of me + load across the country with no problems. No shimmy problems in the Appalachians or Colorado/Wyoming; very slight shimmy flying down Chief Joseph Pass into the Bitterroot Valley, touched up wheel true in Missoula a few days later, and no problems over (and down) 4.5 passes on the NT in Washington a few weeks later. Tell the REI wrenches you're going to be doing loaded touring, and they can tension the machine-built wheels so they won't go out of true or break spokes for a long time.