I have been paddling seriously for 15 years or so. I got the bug on canoe trips with my church youth group to the BWCA way back in the 70s, and waited way too long to buy my first canoe. Now, I have 2 solo tripping canoes, a couple C-1s and a tandem canoe. Most recently, I upgraded an old solo to a used composite Wenonah Rendevous, and really like it. My son and I have done a couple back country trips in Northern Saskatchewan. The last time, we paddled the Waterfound River into the Fon Du Lac River for a couple weeks. That was a too many years ago, and I would love to paddle the Thelon River next. Mostly, I paddle the Yellowstone and other rivers here in Montana on day trips and do little fly fishing. When the weather turns cold, I switch over to hunting upland game birds with english setters.