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 2021 Section 1, Starting on: 03/15/2021

Attendance at first class mandatory. Drops not possible after second day following this meeting. Class meets March 15 only. Field trip March 26 - 28. Backpacking and overnight camping. This course provides students with an introduction or furtherment to overnight backpacking. Pre-trip, learn how and what to pack, with a focus on lightening your load. We will cover backcountry skills, safety, consumerism, and resource management issues and environmental ethics associated with backpacking in desert lands managed by the BLM. Overnight camping. Drops 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
03/15/21 M 6:00 pm -9:00 pm JAMES TALMAGE BLDG 140
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $41.00 = $353.00      

Instructor: NELS NICHOLS

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

Spring 2021 Section 2, Starting on: 04/06/2021

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Class dates April 06 only. Field trip April 16-18. Backpacking and overnight camping. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php

Date(s) Day Time Location
04/06/21 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm JAMES TALMAGE BLDG 140
Tuition: $312.00 + Special Fee: $41.00 = $353.00      

Instructor: JENNY HAWKE

Registration begins on Nov 05, 2020

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