Okay guys, here's the thing... being "good behind the oars" is something that I read over and over and every single time think to myself "I'm pretty good... I think... um... am I?" I started rowing when I was a kid with a rubber raft. Yeah, rowing around Green Lake and Fenwick and Meridian and Angle and on an on... over the years just grew to understand the dynamics of wind, water and oars. Later in life, I got my Bucks Southfork and have floated every inch from Landsburg to Renton on the Cedar which is some of the trickier water I've been on, but not really that challenging. Then I went on to get my 16' Don Hill drifter, and it scoots around nicely. Never touched a rock with it **but** I've played it safe because I don't want to hurt this beautiful boat. As was mentioned in another thread on rowing I look at in a "less is more" kinda way... a little touch of the oar that steers you 10" past the rock is much better than over rowing. I feel I can do a very fine job of boat placement, speed control and angle on something easy like the Yak Canyon, spot and point out fish for whoever is in the casting braces, etc. But I want to open it up a bit and get on some cooler water. Now the question: how to progress and assess my skills at the same time? I'm thinking it would be awesome of some of you who are experienced, established, even certified, to list out a progression of river stretches that would safely let me know where my limits are. I mean, basically I'm just looking to put my Don Hill on some water that's a bit harder than the Canyon, and then a bit harder than that, etc, until I get a little worried about my abilities and wood boat. Then I will know. Thanks in advance.