PE 117 : Hiking

Four one-day hikes, one overnight hike. Transportation provided to hiking destinations. Emphasis on equipment, preparation, and techniques. Some equipment provided. (E)

Course Outcomes

  1. Selection, fitting and care of boots; avoiding and treating blisters.
  2. Selection of proper clothing; necessity of rain gear.
  3. The "ten essentials," how to make an emergency bivouac.
  4. Establishing a comfortable camp.
  5. Route finding; use of map and compass.
  6. Wilderness emergencies; what to do if lost, injured, or if a party member requires evacuation.