Hey everyone thanks for the responses! Over 100 people answered. As a techy nerd and outdoor enthusiast, it was super interesting to see these.
1. What is your experience level as a kayaker?
most chose: Advanced (3+ years)
followed by: Novice
2. Think back to all your river outings in 2013. What percentage of those outings did you use a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone to find information relevant to those trips?
most chose: 90-100%
followed by: 75-90%
3. What percentage of your river outings are you on new water?
most chose: 10-25%,
followed by: 25-50%
4. The next time I prepare for a trip I will most likely spend my time...
searching for specifics about a body of water (destination known) 76%
searching for new places (destination not known) 24%
5. What is the single most important piece of information you like to know about a body of water before you kayak there?
most chose: water levels (cfs)
followed by: difficulty/ class
6. Regarding your answer from question 5...
most chose: I can usually find that information online
followed by: I can always find that information online
7. On average, how many digital sources do you reference about a body of water before kayaking it?
most chose: 2
followed by: 3
8. Most often, I am using multiple sources of information because...
most chose: The information I want is spread amongst several sources
followed by: I like to have the most information possible
9. What is your main source of information for planning a kayaking trip?
most chose: A general internet search
followed by: a wide range of sources
10. Please rank the following information (in terms of importance) when you are preparing for a kayaking trip.
1. water conditions (flows & temperature)
2. general description (difficulty, length, gradient, elevations)
3. map (property, individual rapids, put-in take-out, etc...)
4. weather conditions
5. reports/ tips