Today I paddled the cedar river with friends and friends of friends. We started Landsburg and ended up in Maple Valley. The rapids not so tough (class II+) but, right of the start are some man made rapids with slalom gates.
This being my first time in a river, I flipped the kayak right away, rolled up, went down some more and found and eddy. My first combat roll was shortly followed by my second. Then later, a T-rescue and eventually I swam... at the take out.
We rounded out the day with home made pizza and sauna. Fantastic!