Hi all! I’m Kendrick, and I’ve been a lurker here and on some other paddling forums for a couple of years, but only just made an account. I fell in love with canoeing on my first-ever canoe camping trip, an 11-day paddle through the Adirondacks during a program in college. I led wilderness canoe trips for a summer camp in Maine during a couple of subsequent summers, and after finding a full-time position in entomology in the Hudson Valley, I purchased a Mad River Independence and have been having a lot of fun paddling solo as often as I can. I’m far less experienced and knowledgeable than most of you seem to be here, but I hope to contribute where I can, and I’m very much looking forward to continuing to learn from all of you!