So I was thinking over last September's float hunt, and I recalled a thought I had as I was about 10 miles from finishing my 100 mile float hunt. I wondered how many river miles I had logged on my raft in the 3 years since I began float hunting. I remember that I came up with somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 miles. Now I know that doesn't sound like much. And I don't want this thread to turn into a bragging thread. I am sure some guys on here like Strahan and Bartlett probably have thousands if not tens of thousands of miles logged.
But my next thought was this. At what point, does someone progress from the beginner stage, to the intermediate, and advanced stage of experience. Again, this is not intended to be an ego boost or something like that, but rather I am curious to see if anyone has ever established some baseline data/info on this topic. It would be nice to know, when hunt planning etc. What would be your typical experience level required if you were going to attempt let's say an intermediate/advanced river? What would be required for lets say a float hunt that is remote and class III-IV? These are questions that probably should be addressed.
So what would you say the minimum numbers would be? Anybody want to share their thoughts on the topic.