Canoeing Labyrinth Canyon
Academic Noncredit

This class will focus on the basics of canoeing, hiking and camping while learning Leave No Trace bacountry travel ethics. Students will also learn about the natural and human history of the canyon. Attention will be given to contemporary resource management challenges and current user conflicts. In addition, the course will focus on risk management, consumerism, and environmental ethics. The field trip involves being outdoors in a desert environment the entire trip and camping in tents in undeveloped campsites along the river. Expect daytime temperatures between 50 to 75 degrees and nighttime temperatures between 25 to 40 degrees. The field trip involves extensive canoeing and some hiking, and this may be physically challenging to some. Students should be in decent physical condition with the ability to walk 4 miles and swim 200 yards. Travel will normally be at a conservative pace, although adjustments due to weather or other conditions may be needed. Students are responsible for supplying their own meals, cooking equipment and camping gear which can all be rented from Outdoor Adventures on campus.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

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Class Sections For Canoeing Labyrinth Canyon (PRTW 332)

Fall 2018 Section 1, Starting on: 10/01/2018

This class will focus on the basics of canoeing, hiking and camping while learning Leave No Trace backcountry travel ethics. The field portion of this class will take place over Fall Break October 11 – 15th. Students will also learn about the natural and human history of the canyon. Attention will be given to contemporary resource management challenges and current user conflicts. In addition, the course will focus on risk management, consumerism, and environmental ethics. The field trip involves being outdoors in a desert environment, being on the river in canoes the entire trip and camping in tents in undeveloped campsites along the river. Expect daytime temperatures between 50 to75 degrees and nighttime temperatures between 25 to 40 degrees. The field trip involves extensive canoeing and some hiking, and this may be physically challenging to some. Students should be in decent physical condition with the ability to walk 4 miles and swim 200 yards. Travel will normally be at a conservative pace, although adjustments due to weather or other conditions may be needed. Students are responsible for supplying their own meals, cooking equipment and camping gear which can all be rented from Outdoor Adventures on campus. To determine the last day to drop this miscellaneous course, see http://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/miscellaneous.php. For additional information contact Tim White at Tim.white@utah.edu.

Date(s) Day Time Location
10/01/18 M 6:00 pm -9:00 pm HPER NORTH 226
Tuition: $344.00 + Special Fee: $155.00 = $499.00      

Instructor: TIMOTHY WHITE

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