We have reserved Goose Island A and B campsite for everyone to camp at both for Sunday and Monday nights, April 8th and 9th. It is only 1.4 miles up river from Hwy 191. It will take about 5 - 10 minutes to get there from downtown Moab. It can accomodate everyone in the course. It is very close to Grandstaff (Negro Bill) Canyon. There are toilets there. It is an improved campground with shade covering. It will be warm weather but cool at nights.
Note: Please take as few cars as possible. There is room for people but not for everyone's cars. Also try to be quiet.
For information on places to stay, camp, shower, eat, travel directions please read the following document:
You must attend the Practical Skill Session and at least one of the other workshops (Hiking, Biking, Climbing, Water Treatment) to certify in AWLS
Dinner will be provided
You will need to buy or take you own lunch to the practical skill sessions as well as bring your own water.
PRACTICAL SKILLS – Nadi and Gena Ardalan This is the mandatory session. All students must attend one session. It is taught behind the Rotary Park. There are drinking fountains and restrooms here. Refer to the map for the location.
HIKING MEDICINE – Richard Ingebretsen Several miles up the river canyon on the South Side of the Highway at Grandstaff Canyon. Hike up this spectacular canyon through beautiful streams and riparian life to see arches and other spectacular geologic features. Throughout the sessions we will disuss wound management, musculoskeletal injuries, common skin problems, and hiking scenarios. Bring your own water and snack food.
WATER TREATMENT - Michael Dick
This will also be taught up Grandstaff Canyon. The session will be one hour long on the treatment of wilderness water.
CLIMBING MEDICINE – Samuel Novey, Russell Phetteplace
Students will meet approximately 5 miles down the Potash Road at the “Wall Street” climbing area. Student will need to bring their own water. You will be about 15 minutes from a convenience store. We will discuss wilderness health emergencies associated with climbing and mountaineering, including common injuries, environmental hazards, and proper treatment. We will also review basic safety and rescue knots. Also, there will be case scenarios. This is not a climbing instruction class.
DINNER - Rotary Park Meet at 6:00 pm for a free cookout, with a vegetarian option.
All of the Workshops on Sunday are optional.
CABLE ARCH AND INDIAN RUINS – 10:00 am Campground
We will meet at the campsite at 9 am. Hike with geologist and antrhopologist, Bill Christiansen, to Cable Arch and visit several Indian ruins of the ancient Pueblo and Fremont indians along the way.