Lodging & Logistics
The field camp is based in Park City, Utah, a town with a population of ~8,000 located in the Wasatch Mountains to the east of Salt Lake City at an elevation of ~7,000 feet above mean sea level. Park City owes its origin to mineral prospecting in the 1860s and 1870s and is currently a popular destination for winter sports activities. It hosted some of the events of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics 2002.
While in Park City, we will reside in condominiums equipped with a full kitchen, bathrooms, laundry machines, cable television, and phone. All the telephones require calling or credit cards for long distance calls. Each condominium houses up to six students with two students per bedroom. The condominiums have all of the basics including dinnerware, linens, and towels. Students are responsible for cleaning the condominiums, towels, and bed linens. Food is bought and prepared by the individual or in small groups.
We will also take camping trips to various locations in central Utah and eastern Nevada. While away from Park City, we will camp in tents. Students need to bring their personal tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and dinnerware for camping. Cooking gear (stoves, pots, and pans) is provided by the department. See the Field Trips section for more info on camping trips.
Travel throughout the course is covered by your course fee. Multiple vans will be used by the group for transportation.
Food is extra and is prepared by the individual or in small groups.
The following list details the equipment and supplies that you will need for the course. Download Gear List