Experience nature and outdoor adventure in the greater New York area.This course will introduce the student to entry-level hiking. Topics covered include clothing, nutrition, trail etiquette, and safety. There will be a mandatory initial meeting and fitness test and five scheduled hikes for the semester. STUDENTS MUST ATTEND THREE HIKES. The hikes will be on Saturdays; leaving campus at 8:30am and returning by 5:00pm. Transportation is provided. The level of hiking will range from moderate to difficult. Minimal equipment is necessary. The initial meeting and fitness test will be Saturday, September 10th, from 11am to 1pm in the Lou Gehrig Lounge. The hikes will be held on five Saturdays. We will leave campus from 116th/Amsterdam at 8:30am and return by 5pm. Transportation is provided. The level of hiking will range from easy to moderate. Minimal equipment is necessary. The course fee is $200.
Students are required to attend an orientation meeting and complete a fitness test. The test will consist of completing approximately 4 to 5 miles in 90 minutes or less. Workout clothing, with rain protection as necessary, and sneakers are appropriate for this test. The orientation meeting, followed by the fitness test, will be from 11am-1pm on Saturday, September 10th in the Physical Education Meeting Room.