Backpacking: Desert
Academic Noncredit

Learn the basics of this exciting, low-cost source of adventure. The primary emphasis is to give both the experienced and novice backpacker the knowledge and experience necessary for safe, environmentally sound participation. Common tools, methods, cooking techniques, and resource management issues are also discussed. Course includes two classroom sessions and an overnight weekend field trip to Cedar Range. Special fee includes group equipment and camp permit but not food or transportation.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Questions? Call Academic Programs at 801-585-9963 or use our online form.

Class Sections For Backpacking: Desert (PRTL 224)

Spring 2022 Section 1, Starting on: 03/14/2022

This course provides students with skills required for overnight backpacking, including backcountry skills, risk management, resource management issues, and enrironmental ethigs associate with backpacking in desert lands. The pre-trip meeting will cover how and what to pack, with a focus on lightening your load. Class meets on-campus on Mar. 14 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be from Mar. 25th to Mar. 27th. Overnight camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
03/14/22 M 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 204
Tuition: $318.00 + Special Fee: $41.00 = $359.00      

Instructor: NELS NICHOLS

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Spring 2022 Section 2, Starting on: 03/29/2022

This course provides students with skills required for overnight backpacking, including backcountry skills, risk management, resource management issues, and enrironmental ethigs associate with backpacking in desert lands. The pre-trip meeting will cover how and what to pack, with a focus on lightening your load. Class meets on-campus on Mar. 29 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be from Apr. 8th to Apr. 10th. Overnight camping. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
03/29/22 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm SANDY 105
Tuition: $318.00 + Special Fee: $41.00 = $359.00      

Instructor: JENNY HAWKE

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

Spring 2022 Section 3, Starting on: 03/16/2022

This course will focus on backpacking and overnight camping in Utah's magnificent red rock desert. THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT BY WOMEN AND CREATED FOR A FEMALE PERSPECTIVE. TECHNIQUES, BACKCOUNTRY-SPECIFIC INFORMATION, AND DISCUSSIONS DIRECTED AND PERTAINING TO WOMEN WILL BE A LARGE PART OF THIS COURSE. This course provides students with an introduction to overnight backpacking. Curriculum includes route planning, equipment selection, Leave No Trace techniques, wilderness travel, resource management issues, and environmental ethics associated with backpacking in desert lands Class meets on-campus on Mar. 16 only. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be from Mar. 25th to Mar. 27th. *Drops are not possible after the second day following the first class meeting.* To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
03/16/22 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 204
Tuition: $318.00 + Special Fee: $41.00 = $359.00      

Instructors: JESSICA DICKERSON, CAROLINE CANTER

This section is currently full.

To add your name to our waiting list, please use our online form or call 801-585-9963.

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