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.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

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

Class Sections For Backpacking: Desert (PRTL 224)

Fall 2024 Section 70, Starting on: 10/01/2024

Backpacking and camping in the desert of Southern Utah is an experience not to be missed. You will learn skills required for overnight backpacking including backcountry skills, resource management issues, and environmental ethics associated with backpacking in desert lands. The pre-trip meeting will discuss how and what to pack with a focus on lightening your load. Class meets on-campus on Oct 1 only from 6-9pm. Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Field experience will be Oct 11-13. Overnight camping. Attendance at 1st class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see . This class meets at the Sandy Campus at 10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100, Sandy. There may be additional expenses that students will need to cover to participate in this course. These items may include food, gear rentals, and transportation costs. More details will be made available during the pre-course meeting.

Date(s) Day Time Location
10/01/24 T 6:00 pm -9:00 pm SANDY 105
Tuition: $348.00 + Special Fee: $41.00 = $389.00      

Instructor: JENNY HAWKE

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