Introduction To Backcountry Navigation
Academic Noncredit

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. You’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.

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

Class Sections For Introduction To Backcountry Navigation (PRTL 226)

Fall 2022 Section 1, Starting on: 08/24/2022

Attendance at first class meeting is mandatory. Drops not possible after the 2nd day following this meeting. Learn basic back-county navigation skills and strategies using maps, GPS and compass tools to find your way on your next outdoor adventure. You’ll learn about resources as to what type of map is needed and where to obtain maps (both paper and digital) to plan your travels in the back-county. Map reading skills will be presented. Both GPS and compass navigational tools will be used during class so the student 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 principals, resource management issues, skills, safety and environmental ethics. No camping. Class meets on-campus on Aug. 24th only. Field experience is Sep. 2nd.

Date(s) Day Time Location
08/24/22 W 6:00 pm -9:00 pm BUSINESS CLASSROOM BLDG 204
Tuition: $265.00 + Special Fee: $50.00 = $315.00      

Instructor: DANIEL SMITH

This section is currently full.

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