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Idaho Backpacking – Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness

This program will be primarily taught online (in June) except for a 1-week backpacking trip in July. In June, students will plan all aspects of the July backpacking trip. While planning, they will learn about risk management, outdoor programming, and expedition planning.

Field Trip

During our field trip, July 5th – 12th, we will spend time learning to fly fish while we adjust to the altitude, then we will backpack into the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return, as planned by the students, to alpine lakes and rivers to fly fish, camp, and be in nature. This course is taught in cooperation with the Texas State University - Outdoor Center. 

Prerequisites: REC1330 Leisure and Outdoor Recreation.


Summer 2023 Term: May 30 - July 25, 2023

Program Travel: July 5 - July 12, 2023

Course Meetings: Meets regularly during the summer 2023 semester online

Orientation Meetings: 

  • May 30, 2023
  • June 28, 2023

Required: Seven-day backpacking and fly fishing trip near Stanley, ID

Course Options

REC4335  Outdoor Recreation Programming 

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