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Old 10-09-2012   #1
 
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best college for paddling?

I am in my search for colleges right now and looking for one that has a good engineering program while being able to paddle some sick whitewater. I live in pa so my top 3 right now are pitt, west virginia university, and virginia tech. As far as engineering programs go va tech is prolly ranked first, then pitt, then wvu.

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School of Mines in Golden, CO. is one heck of an engineering school...and there is great paddling very near by. However, you won't have the year round boating that you do out east....most folks out west add a snow sport to get by.
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Yea I love to ski and I was originally gonna go to colorado state or u of utah but im prolly staying at least on the east coast till after college. At va tech skiing would be far away but at wvu and pitt it would be within 45 min at 7springs and wisp. But I wanna move out west after college for sure
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Golden for sure. Skiing everywhere you mentioned is painful to consider.
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Yea but compared to my home mountain in central pa it will be an improvement lol except at va tech then id pretty much just be paddling
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What do you like to run?
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Ah.. well, pitt and wvu are rather close to render them the same for paddling it seems. So your question really is, there better paddling near Northern WV or Southern WV? I don't know that.
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I like to run mostly class 4 creeks and rivers but through college ill be hopefully be able to step up into class 5. And not really into playboating.
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Northwest is it than bro year round kayaking super sick rivers and creeks and some super clean waterfalls
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