RECM 237: EXPEDITION PLANNING

(F) This course explores backcountry travel and living, particularly in the context of extended expeditions. Topics covered include hiking, backpacking, backcountry nutrition, trip planning and low impact/leave no trace camping. Of necessity, the course will also deal to varying degrees with wilderness leadership, ethics and land-use policies. Depending upon the interests and preferences of the members of the class, the course may delve into specific skills needed for multi-day backcountry excursions involving water travel, bicycle touring, horse packing and extreme-environment travel. (Odd Years Only).

Prerequisites: RECM130
Hours
3