I have been in rafts, catarafts, and drift boats dozens of times but never had my own or paddled anyone elses.
Is the Upper Kenai (Cooper to Jims) a safe place to cut my teeth for a first time paddling?
I have read through previous posts and seen some people complain of newbies on the river being a hazard, and seen others comment that the upper kenai is as easy a drift as one can hope to find.
I am in excellent physical condition, with a 16' NRS.
Any input would be appreciated. Or if anyone else is going to be floating that stretch next weekend that would not mind me following behind to learn some technique, I could provide the beer at the end of the run!