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REC 1520 — Hiking


Hiking is designed to encourage students to participate in a life-long healthy activity. The class is held on local trails near the Weber State University campus to familiarize students with nearby hiking options they can continue to explore after the course concludes. The course teaches students many of the fundamental skills for backcountry travel including Leave No Trace ethics, equipment selection, hydration and nutrition and navigation.

Prerequisites & Equipment

Students must be able to participate in physical activity. Students must provide their own transportation, water, snacks, hiking shoes, backpack and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Schedule & Location

Hiking is offered during the second block of the spring and the first block of the fall. The course meets on one weekday afternoon for 4 hours. Hiking trails vary but are located within about 30 minutes drive of Ogden.