choosing a grad school - location suggestions??
Hey from across the pond! Life in Japan in going well - I slalom kayak on the weekends and raft guide occasionally. The creeks here arent flowing especially well (slow typhoon season) so I am sticking to my local, the Tamagawa. While the severe lack of good play spots have kept me out of my play boat since I arrived, I have been learning about a lot of technique that I never new existed
which is cool.
Anyway, since my job here lacks any sort of movement, I have decided to come back to the US next August and go to grad school. I am considering 3 universities, at this point, and was wondering if you all could give me your opinion. Each school was chosen on the following in order to live required criteria: a place that I can kayak year round, a place that I can climb/snowboard (occasionally), and finally a place that has a good (kayak) community. Here are my options: Mars Hill, NC (15 min from Asheville), Portland, Oregon, and Colorado (although it doesnt meet the `year round` criteria
it would be nice to stay native).
Any suggestions or stories/opinions would be greatly appreciated! Hope you all are enjoying the snow.