Orange cliffs in St. George

Subject to change due to weather, conditions and learning progression.


Day 1  St. George

Food and Gear

Day 2 – Drive St. George to Dixie National Forest, Hike Rim Trail, Bryce National Park/Dixie National Forest
Lectures: Campcraft & Wilderness Hygiene; Introduction to Wilderness Medicine; Altitude; Scene, Primary, & Secondary Assessment; Patient Assessment, Anticipated Problems, & SOAP Notes
Day 3  – Hike Calf Creek/Dixie Nat’l Forest
Lectures: Orthopedics & Splinting; Hyperthermia & Hyponatremia; Hypothermia & Cold Injuries;
Day 4  – Hike Phipps Arch/Dixie Nat’l Forest
Lectures:  Wounds & Care;  Lightning; Spine Injuries, Patient Movement; Litters & Carries; Slot Canyon Safety; Scenarios
Day 5 – Drive/Cottonwood Canyon, Grosvenor Arch, Hike Cottonwood Slot Canyon
Lectures: Head Injuries; SAR &Evacuation Considerations; Slot Canyon Safety; Scenarios
Day 6  – Hike Hackberry Canyon/Cottonwood Canyon 
Lectures: Drowning; Water Treatment; Abdominal Illnesses & Injuries; Bites & Stings; Respiratory Emergencies; Slot Canyon Safety; Scenarios

Day 7 – Hike Buckskin Gulch/Cottonwood Canyon

Lectures: Survival; Slot Canyon Safety; Scenarios

Day 8 – Zion Nat’l Park - Drive to and day hike Zion Nat’l Park, Drive Back to St. George

Celebratory Dinner
Day 9  – Travel home and/or visit more of Utah/Nevada/Arizona