Originally Posted by JuanRios
Great advise so far thanks a ton guys! Looks like Im just gonna have to cross this bridge when I get to it... All there is to practice on is this small creek called Fossil creek in AZ, its class 3 and has some waterfalls on it, i guess ill practice rolling under the waterfall since that would be the most turbulent.... im definately not going to kayak with no other kayak support, want atleast 2-3 other kayakers to feel comfortable... also im pretty used to cold water, so that wont be a big deal... if anyone can think of a small stretch close to Flagstaff I could practice on that would be awesome!
Well there is one little run near Flagstaff I can think of that would be good training for cold water. It's on the Colorado, some people call it the Grand Canyon, not sure if you need a permit.