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AP3109 - Wilderness Expedition

Credits: 4

Part of a NOLS outdoor skills training experience. Students registering for this course need to register and pay for a NOLS course. The PSU cost per credit is reduced for this course. Presents an in-depth coverage of the technical and environmental skills of extended wilderness travel. Students participate in a wilderness trip lasting from 2 to 4 weeks. Topics may include: Leave No Trace ethics, backpacking, canoe camping, nutrition, meal planning, outdoor cooking, stove use, campsite selection, modern and traditional technology used in wilderness expeditions, map and compass navigation, route finding on and off trail, river crossing, bear camping, and weather prediction. Students should have proper personal clothing and equipment for extended backcountry travel. Does not satisfy the PSU Technology Connection. Falls, Winterim, Springs, Summers. Prerequisite(s): approval of Adventure Education Program Coordinator.