Superstition Mountains Backpacking
March 8 - 10
This introductory backpacking course is a field-based, hands-on backcountry excursion focusing on the basic skills necessary to safely plan, prepare for, and embark on overnight trips and to interact with natural / cultural history of the area visited. Students will backpack in the Superstition Mountains, a desert mountain Wilderness Area near Phoenix while learning basic backpacking techniques, natural/cultural history of the area, and Leave No Trace principles. Safe travel, camping skills, equipment selection and operation, Leave No Trace minimum impact principles, and sound decision-making are all introduced as foundational skills for safe and responsible backcountry travel in this course.
Price: $250 | $275| $300
Physical Challenge: 1 2 3 4 5
Credit: 1, PRM 209