I don't really visit the other forums on BF.net, and once upon a time I was a fairly regular contributor, so I feel most inclined to post this here. If it is not the best location for it, please let me know.
My lovely fiancee is applying to graduate school programs at 7 schools, scattered all over the US. We are both VERY passionate about the outdoors, and will spend our weekends riding, paddling, climbing, hiking, and camping. In addition to the program and funding, the town itself, job opportunities (me), we are giving significant consideration to the various outdoor diversions available to us.
So, without further adieu, here are the schools, in no particular order:
University of Oregon
University of Washington
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I've been to three of the schools in question, (Oregon, Madison, Penn State), and while I wish I could visit the others with her, I will not be able to, as I will be out of the country for a good while for work. As it is, we will have to make a decision before I am able to see any of them in person, hence this thread. She is doing similar "research" through her own haunts as well.
If anyone has comments, concerns, PICTURES or anything else they'd like to share about the schools or areas in question, please post them up! While she will do everything she can to document her school visits, we will appreciate any and all information you guys could provide.