This course, which is for the novice or near-novice hiker or backpacker, runs for one half of a semester in the Fall and for a full semester in the Spring. It consists of evening lectures, one day hike, and two overnight hikes. The course covers such topics as proper equipment, the basics of camping, cooking in the outdoors, safety, and wilderness ethics. A primary emphasis of the course is to promote lifetime enjoyment of the natural environment through hiking and backpacking.
Unique consideration: course fee to cover cost of food, equipment, and transportation on hikes.