View Poll Results: The best overall paddling town/state
Asheville, North Carolina 5 33.33%
Portland, Oregon 6 40.00%
Denver/Boulder, Colorado 4 26.67%
Hawaii (because its Hawaii) 0 0%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2006   #1
Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 48
Send a message via Skype™ to Maya_
Grad school and boating towns...

So I am planning on going to grad school this year or next, but I can`t decide on a location would you all mind giving a vote as to where the best overall paddling town is?

Maya_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006   #2
El Flaco's Avatar
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1984
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,879
This is a hard one to call, because you have to conflicting interests. Count on grad school taking up a lot more of your time than undergrad. Not sure what kind of program you're looking for, but most folks are buried their 1st year regardless. If you think you can manage the distraction year round, then Portland is probably a better choice. I went to grad school in Boulder, and the nice thing about that was that there was no real boating distractions until after school ended in the first week of May. That's the other consideration- when is your time off? If it's raining all Fall or in January / Feb in Portland, you're going to be buried in school. Peak water season is wide open in Colorado. I was able feed the Jonez by taking off on paddling trips on Thanksgiving and over Xmas too.

Bonus: cheap season passes for Colorado skiing.

El Flaco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006   #3
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 46
Tough choice...

So... which of these locations actually offers the best program for your proposed major?

And do you want to take into account other factors such as climate, # of sunny days per year, tuition, geography, night life, ease of commuting by bike, cheap rent?

Not sure if your major is offered but have you considered Boise, ID?
gard_nerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2006   #4
paddlebizzle's Avatar
Local, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 344
Send a message via AIM to paddlebizzle
The best grad schools in CO are DU and CU. Daniel's at DU is ranked in the top 20 in the country, and CU's Leeds school has a great entrepreneurial program. Both schools have close access to great boating.

You should definitely consider the University of California school system and look at campuses in the Northern part of the state.

University of Virginia's Darden School of Business is in the top 5 in the country and has great boating - good luck getting in. Just buy a building and you'll be fine.
paddlebizzle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006   #5
Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 48
Send a message via Skype™ to Maya_
Hey just wanted to thank everyone for posting. I am actually planning on going to school to get my PhD in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)--ya ya... I know its sounds new agey, but hell...its fixed popped shoulders, colds, habits and god knows what else for me.

As far as the best school goes: Portland has the top ranked school in the country and its close to BC, NC has the Green , and Colorado was where I was born and raised (not to mention wicked ski/water seasons).

Thanks for everyones input though!
Maya_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2006   #6
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 58
.. how far from london do you have to drive to boat, anybody?
johnny portage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2006   #7
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 67
Got to think back east.....

Big Shout to FSU (Frostburg State Univ) :)

..........and you can't forget West Virginia Univ !!

We kayaked 360 days a year while we were in school, or I was in "grad school!"
WesternMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2006   #8
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 67
and sorry, but I'm not sure you could call Denver/Boulder a real "paddling town"??? Sholdn't year round water be a qualification?
sorry, just IMO

WesternMD is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OT - Old school Talking Heads Andy R The Eddy 1 10-06-2006 05:15 PM
Importance of support for towns that promote kayaking... thecraw Whitewater Kayaking 3 03-14-2006 10:42 AM
choosing a grad school - location suggestions?? Maya_ Whitewater Kayaking 18 10-20-2005 12:58 PM
Time for School wethouse Whitewater Kayaking 0 11-09-2004 10:56 AM
Old School/ 1800 fpm atom Whitewater Kayaking 3 04-16-2004 01:01 AM

» Classified Ads
Jackson SuperStar

posted by bodhizafa

Jackson Superstar kayak, black color. In ok condition. ...

Demo 2016 Jackson 2 Fun

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Jackson 2Fun whitewater kayak - lightly used demo...

Jackson Karma (Medium)

posted by Paddling Life

Brand Spankin' New 2016 Jackson Karma Creek kayak!

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.