Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHED 180 - Hiking and Backpacking


Introduction to hiking and backpacking techniques. Discussion on equipment selection, trip planning, route finding, trail cookery, safety procedures, and emergency preparedness for wilderness travel. Emphasis placed on minimum environmental impact, travel and camping methods. Includes short hikes and one or more overnight expeditions. Assessment Level(s): AELW 940 /ENGL 002 , AELR 930 /READ 099 . Four hours each week. Formerly PE 192.

2 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare for and successfully partake in a back-country hiking and camping experience.
  • Plan for, shop for, carry, and prepare two cooked meals in a back-country setting.
  • Recognize safety hazards for campsite set-up and group travel in the wilderness.
  • Identify appropriate gear and clothing for backpacking.
  • Identify appropriate safety and comfort items to pack while on a back-country excursion.


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