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.

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Class Sections For Backpacking: Desert (PRTL 224)

Fall 2021 Section 2, Starting on: 10/06/2021

Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. Resource management issues, skills, safety, and consumerism. Ideas and approaches to environmental ethics associated with backpacking on federal lands will be shared. THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT BY WOMEN AND CREATED FOR A FEMALE PERSPECTIVE. Techniques, backcountry specific information and discussions directed and pertaining to females will be a large part of course. Class meets October 6 only. Field program October 15-17. Overnight backpacking and camping. Drops not possible after second day following this meeting. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see

Date(s) Day Time Location
10/06/21 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 106
Tuition: $318.00 + Special Fee: $41.00 = $359.00      


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