About the Course
THIS COURSE IS FULL. NO FURTHER ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.
This course will combine classroom lectures at Penn State with a seven-day, off-site backpacking experience in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. The lectures will cover all aspects of trail backpacking, the physiology and anatomy of backpacking, training principles for extended back-trail hiking, map and compass skills, journaling, environmental ethics, and travel logistics. A local, one-day hike will help to prepare participants for the longer journey. Students will then travel to a hostel in Maine where they will begin a backpacking journey that includes hiking, lodging at several locations, kayaking, and climbing a Presidential Range, one of the highest peaks in the Northeast.
Dr. Robert Ricketts
Department of Kinesiology
Credits and Dates
Spring Semester 2007
KINES 001, Section 004--Backpacking I (1.5 credits)
KINES 093, Section 004--Backpacking II (1.5 credits)
Each student can earn 3 health and physical activity (GHA) credits.
|Lectures:||April 12, 18, and 19, 2007 (6:00-9:00 p.m.)|
|Local hike:||April 22, 2007|
|Backpacking experience:||May 20-26, 2007|