I'm looking to make a job change, but I want to work in a U.S. city that is in an area that has good backpacking (mountains) and kayaking (lakes and class 1-class 4 rivers). I realize this is just a backpacking website, but I thought I would throw in the kayaking part. Do you have any recommendations for such a city that has both in the area? Darwin email@example.com
Oregon and Washington are not good - rains too much - everyone is depressed
there are lots of other issues like cost of living, unemployment levels etc. In CA you could think about someplace like Sacramento. Not as costly as the SF bay area, has the American River not too far away which has some small class iv rapids and the SIERRAS!!What's your def. of mountains? Do the Appalachians count? If so, I am not sure what city, but the kayaking in WV is really hard to beat.--Mark
^ Jerry is selling his state(s) short. It is beautiful in Oregon and Washington. Those Pacific Northwesterners are just trying to keep it all to themselves especially when it comes to keeping migrants out (I joke).
Edited by Davidpcvsamoa on 01/14/2011 17:26:24 MST.
I'm actually looking for any US city with a big university and any mountains for backpacking and good rivers and lakes for kayaking.
What do you mean by big university?University of Washington is in SeattlePortland has Portland State and Oregon Graduate InstituteEugene has University of OregonCorvalis has Oregon StateCalifornia has mountains and rivers and Universities - SanFrancisco area, Los Angeles, San Diego
"I'm actually looking for any US city with a big university and any mountains for backpacking and good rivers and lakes for kayaking."I hate to say it because we've got way too many people here already, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better match than Seattle for the criteria you specify.
Denver/Boulder. CU.Anchorage, AK. U of A.
Edited by BER on 01/14/2011 21:18:05 MST.
Boulder, COMissoula, MTBoise, IDAlbuquerque, NMTraverse City, MIPortland, MEKnoxville, TNAsheville, NC
The Appalachians are fine. I'm looking for any mountains from 0-14,000 ft. near a large city with a major university.
I'm looking for a university that has at least 20,000 students.
Vancouver, become Canadian.... we have jobs, funny looking money and lots to do, with no people around....requirements, Must love hockey, and you now drink Tim Horton's coffee...
Edited by rcowman on 01/16/2011 17:00:03 MST.
"I'm looking for any mountains from 0-14,000 ft"I think you'e going to find pretty slim pickins' near the low end of that range. ;)
I cant say anything bad about vancouver but I'm looking the relocate to calgary. 45 minutes and you've got anything you could ever ask for in the rocky mountains. Trails, rivers, and lakes in the summer. The winters aren't THAT bad, the chinooks take care of a lot of the snow and theres two world class snowboard/skiing mountains within an hour. They have the university of calgary with somewhere around 30 000 students.I'm actually more of baseball fan, but I second the tim hortons coffee thing. You may also have to get a cowboy hat and a diesel pick up truck with a 6" lift to obtain residency but I think its worth the trade off.
Check out Syracuse, NY.
only in Edmonton and Calgary, for lifted trucks. some of the malls have adjusted the height markers to allow them in....
"some of the malls have adjusted the height markers to allow them in...."Were they clever enough to adjust the ceilings as well?
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