Attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Learn basic backcounty navigation skills and strategies using maps, GPS, compass and other navigational aids to find your way on your next outdoor adventure. Youâ€™ll learn about resources as to what type of map is needed and where to obtain maps (both paper and digital) to help plan your travels in the backcounty. Map reading skills will be presented. Both GPS and compass navigational tools will be used during class so students can become familiar with the advantages of each device. Skills learned in the classroom will then be practiced in the field during the day long outing. Additional information will be presented on Leave No Trace principles, resource management issues, skills, safety, and and environmental ethics. Compasses provided, no camping.
This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.