Contact

If you have any questions or comments, please email: Check our FAQ‘s first. If you have schedule questions, first review the Schedule page. If you cannot find answers to your questions on our website, please send an email to wtc@wildernesstravelcourse.org.  Answers sometimes take a day or two, except during final...

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Outings

WTC publishes its Newsletter four times a year.  Current and past Newsletters are available to download from this site. From time to time during the year WTC sponsors introductory hikes, but if you are looking for hikes to get in shape, look at the Schedule of Activities on the Angeles...

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FAQ

Below you will find answers to a number of questions that we are frequently asked about the Wilderness Travel Course. What are the age limits? WTC is typically run as an adult course. A minor under the age of 18 and at least age 14 may be permitted to enroll...

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Locations

WTC currently offers classes in four different locations in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area.  Sign up now.  Space is limited! Scroll down for location addresses.   Long Beach/South Bay (Near were the 110/405 freeways intersect) Held at the Carson Center, 801 East Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745 Get Directions...

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Schedule

Click the “Download 2017 Schedule” button on the right menu to view or print the current class schedule. This schedule was created in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The following charts show the WTC 2017 classroom and outing schedule for each WTC area. Note that the conditioning hike and snow travel...

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Freedom of the Hills

MOUNTAINEERING: THE FREEDOM OF THE HILLS, 8TH EDITION By: The Mountaineers ISBN: 978-1-59485-138-4 Pages: 592 “I purchased my copy of Freedom of The Hills in 1976 and consumed it several times well before I ever set foot in the mountains. Through the years my well-worn copy became my guide and...

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Textbooks

The Wilderness Travel Course requires two texts, the WTC Student Handbook and Freedom of the Hills, 8th Edition. The Handbook takes you class by class through the topics in a condensed style. It also provides the homework assignments, along with lists and tips. It is presented in a sturdy 3-ring...

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Compass

In WTC, we teach map and compass navigation which is one of the hallmarks of our course. We believe in the principle of “staying found,” which translates to knowing where you are at all times so that you can return safely to the trailhead. Our leaders strongly recommend that all...

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