My "honorary" grandkid started running rivers at age 4. She's about to turn 16 soon. In May we handed the reins of the 15 foot raft over to her on a Southfork Snake weekend. She rigged, loaded, and rowed solo for the first time. She's rowed her mom's cat in some class III rapids on the Main Salmon the last two summers. We might let her solo on parts of the Main Salmon in a 14 foot cat this summer.
It's great to see another river kid taking the oars. You'll treasure that video forever.
"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love....and then we return home."
Australian Aboriginal Proverb