Of all the things I'd been skeptical about, I didn't feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.- Cheryl Strayed, Wild
The best medicine for an overworked brain is nature; Optometry students know that feeling all too well! To balance the hard work of a graduate program, our students have tried many different activities to aid them in continuing a sense of well-being. Fourth Year student, Shane McDonald, shares some photos of his various adventures throughout Oregon!
Climbing Monkey Face and Smith Rock
Camping and hiking Mt. Hood, 2.5 hours outside of Forest Grove
Climbing Bulo Point, about 3 hours outside of Forest Grove.
As you can see, there are a lot of opportunities to experience the beauty and nature of the Pacific Northwest near PUCO! If you have a chance to schedule a visit with us, try to experience some of the sought-out climbing and hiking locations in the area. You can use the Portland Hikers Field Guide to map out the best location for your hiking or climbing desires.