I am applying to Smith College in Northampton MA for grad school, if I get in, the program is a travel junkies dream, with 3 consecutive summers of classes at the Smith campus in Northampton, and two 8 month placements somewhere in the U.S. between them. My first choice for my first placement is Northern California. We get a month off between the summer session and the placement and between the placement and the next summer session.
All in all, if I get in I will be living in 3 places in 27 months and driving cross-country 4 times.
I'm a camping/hiking/kayaking junkie and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of good places near Northampton, or just general recomendations of beautiful natural places that I can't miss when driving from Virginia to Northern California (I've never been West of Tennesee!)
Everybody pray I get in!