Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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PE 185BPA - Backpacking Adventure

1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): Ability to walk in the wilderness with a backpack containing personal gear for a minimum of 5-8 miles per day. 

Course Description: Teaches the skills to travel and camp with quality and style, while exploring and respecting the wilderness. The skills necessary to plan equipment and food for group trips as well as the skills to make informed choices in a wilderness environment will be covered. There will be a required planning/backpacking principles orientation in order to prepare for a mountain backpacking trip to an Oregon wilderness area. Students will be expected to share the cost of food and gas and will be responsible for their own backpacking gear including rental if necessary.

Course is repeatable.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • CLO#1: Participate in wilderness hiking, operate as team member and practice effective communication skills. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#2: Develop skills to carefully plan, allocating materials for equipment and food.
  • CLO#3: Demonstrate ability to set up camp, navigate with map and compass, and hike with a group.
  • CLO#4: Display integrity in leadership through individual and team challenges.

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