All great advice, I appreciate it.
Nathan, it would seem that i have a problem with holes named after colored houses, so if anyone would chime in on the location of yellow house hole and green house hole, i will work on my primary house hole colors, then move on to orange and purple etc...
thank you KSC, sarah, brian, jonny, k, mhelm, logan. all great advice that i need to engrain into my paddling. I am glad to have so many people help to remind me of the positive things that will keep me centered and paddling well into old age.
brian, i agree with you. i feel like class 4 is like pac-man after a few level advances. the courses arn't too much tougher but the speed is like whoa the first.
logan, I agree with your advice, and do try to get on as many different rivers as i can. That is a great way to know that any class 3-3+ run be it big water or creek continuous or pool drop in any state or country. I do feel like i can safely navigate these runs and it is great exposure.
I am not in ahurry, or maybe i am. I am 33 years old. I feel like i have only so much time to get comfortable with class 4-5 before age takes over and i become more reserved. I am not trying to be young and reckless, I just want to make up for the years i did not paddle as a youth and am looking to gain as much experiance as safely as i can before i turn 40.
It is not about age, I just want to make up for all the years i did not kayak and was rather hoping to be a solid class V mortal paddler, i have no dreams of doing what these guys do today, maybe dreams. but just to get there and live out a decade as a class V boater would be more than enough, then i can go into my 50's and 60's boating gore and bailey happily, because i have the years and knowledge.
I'll get there, just takes time.