WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY IN POLY CANYON?
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WAKING UP THE BRIDGE HOUSE TO SEE THE SUN COMING OVER THE CANYON HILLS AND WATCHING THE FRESH FOG ROLL BETWEEN THE CANYONS LIKE FINGERS. HIKING AROUND THE CANYON AT NIGHT IN FULL MOON LIGHT DURING THE WARM SUMMER MONTHS. ENJOYING THE AMAZING CLEAR SKY AT NIGHT WITH MINIMAL LIGHT POLLUTION AND ENJOYING OUR AMAZING STARS. BUILDING A SENIOR THESIS MODEL AT THE MODULAR HOUSE AND WATCHING THE CREEK RAGE FROM THE MONSOON RAINS. IT WAS ALL SIMPLY AMAZING AND I WANT TO HELP HOWEVER I CAN TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO FUTURE STUDENTS. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND EXPERIMENTAL OUTDOOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN LAB AND NEEDS TO LIVE ON.
BEN ROSS, ARCH Alumnus, former Poly Canyon caretaker
I'VE HAD MANY: FROM DESIGN VILLAGE WITH ALL MY FRIENDS FROM SEQUOIA FRESHMAN YEAR, TO HAVING MY WOWIES THERE THIS PAST YEAR.
My favorite memory in the Canyon was probably when I hiked up to the Serenity Swing. The time of day was perfect - a little before sunset. The people were awesome: my wow training group. The view was truly magical, with the rolling hills in every direction and the sunlight bouncing off all of them for all to see. It was just so serene -I can see why the hike is named what it is. No test, grade, worry would break the serenity of that moment.
The last time I hiked up and went on my own and stood in some tall grass at the top of the horse trail over looking the entire green hills.
My best memory of poly canyon was the time I hiked up to serenity swing just as the sun was setting. by the time i reached the top, the cloud cover had rolled in. i was literally above the fog and clouds - it was like being on top of the world.
sarah dowthwaite, former canyon days member