Want to learn how to backpack on your own, or do you need a refresher? Then this is the course for you. This course will get you out on the trail and in the wilderness for 1 to 2 nights. While on the trail and during your pre-trip meeting you will learn how to pack a pack, set up camp, navigate using a map and compass, cook, plan a menu, and many other important skills to travel the back country in comfort and safety. Backpacking equipment and food while on the trail is included in the cost of the course. The first class (required) meets the Thursday before your field day at the Outdoor Program office at 6pm. The second portion will be in the field over the weekend.
|Dates||Pre-trip meeting||Reg. Deadline||# of Part.||
|4/12-4/13||4/10; 6pm||4/10; 3pm||8||$50||OP Classroom|
Come learn the basics of an essential skill necessary for backcountry travel. This class will cover all the basics of using a map and compass for land navigation. Skills to be covered include, reading a map, using a map and compass together, utilizing triangulation to find your location and more.
|Dates||Pre-trip Meeting||Registration Deadline||# of Part.||Fee||Location|
|4/16; 5:30-9pm||None||4/16; 5:30pm||10||Free||OP Classroom|
Tired of eating Ramen Noodles on all of your camping trips? Then join us for dinner and an exciting evening of cooking on a camp stove. Learn the basics of both stoves and the art of cooking gourmet meals on a camp stove. This is an essential skill for anyone planning to spend a significant amount of time in the backcountry.
|Dates||Pre-trip Meeting||Registration Deadline||# of Part.||Fee|
|4/30; 5:30-7pm||None||4/30; 5:30pm||10||Free|
All or part of the CU Outdoor program is conducted on public lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, Boulder County Open Space and/or Colorado Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.