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flatwater and whitewater, canoes and kayaks.
On whitewater, on rivers up to Class III, easy Class IV. Sometimes I was alone in the sense that I had no paddling companions, but was on a popular river with other boaters and/or rafters who may or may not have been able and willing to offer assistance in case of a mishap.
Other times I was truely alone, the only person paddling the creek or river. I had many, many swims and self rescues but never lost a boat, and haven't been killed yet.
I usually took a bicycle for a shuttle if I didn't expect to be able to hitch a ride.
Dumbest was paddling moderately steep creeks in spring flood by my lonesome. Not generally recommended.
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