Originally Posted by Andy H.
A lot of folks think they're experienced after a few trips on easy water but they aren't nearly as experienced as many of us who have been doing it for years. Just because the OP mistakenly (in our view) used the word "experienced" doesn't justify folks to keep hammering him for it. People have made it clear that he's considering something that could be a bad idea. Take a breath, and calm down, the world isn't out to mess with you. Maybe the guy's experience is somewhere else and in different conditions than we have here. We may never know because after the treatment he's received I doubt he'll be back.
Andy, you are almost always a great voice of reason. I hear what you're saying here, but as almost every response to the OP has said - this is a bad idea. Perhaps we're a little harsh, but I think it's for good reason.
As far as questioning the validity of the post, maybe I am a little tainted. GLuv if you're real, please take all these opinions into serious consideration before you take your small child out in a vessel as small as a ducky in cold mountain rivers.