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Hiking Safety and Leave No Trace

Course number : LIR158   ID : 21812    Section Number : 1
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The seven Leave No Trace Principles (LNT) are not only good for the natural resources we love, but they are an integral part of having a safe, comfortable and uneventful hike. We will learn the seven LNT principles and see how they apply to every outing. By the end of this course, participants will have a better understanding of how to plan and prepare for safe outdoor activity. As we hike, we will stop periodically to discuss various topics. We will be hiking on the iconic Appalachian Trail, on an out-and-back hike to a trail shelter. This hike coincides with the peak time of the mountain laurel bloom and part of the trail traverses a dense section of this beautiful flowering bush. This course is entirely held outdoors.  The hike is 3 miles total with moderate elevation change and some rocky terrain. We will take an extended break halfway at the shelter area. There will be benches and picnic tables for sitting. Prepare to walk on rocky, uneven surfaces. Students are to provide their own transportation to the trailhead which is located at Major General Jesse Reno Monument, 21605 Reno Monument Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713. Please dress for the weather, bring water, and a snack. No refunds after close of business on 5/26. Rain date is 6/2. 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed


Tara Gettig 



Please read:  This Face to Face Course is taught at designated locations during scheduled times. An email will be sent prior to the first class with detailed course information and class details. Students must abide by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order requiring the use of face coverings in outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.

In County 

Price: $0.00

In State 

Price: $5.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/2/2021 - 6/2/2021 Weekly - Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Tara Gettig