Winter lab work in AZ has seriously increased my paddling handicap, due to
A) long hours spent at the microscope looking at very small rocks,
(Apatite grain, 2/10 of a mm long.)
and B) a profound lack of navigable waters...
However, with the gut of my thesis now well underway, it is nearly time to cast my thoughts towards the waters of the Northwest, were I will *soon* be back in action, standing vigilante on the shores with throwbag in hand, watching while friends with bigger guns lay it on some unsuspected creeks.