Jennifer and I put in at the boat launch on Riley lake and paddle up the river quite a ways till we hit a beaverdam that we would have had to get out to negotiate over. All the other ones you could push over or find a route around. We stopped at a pretty place for lunch which had a perfect "parking spot". Jennifer's first time in a kayak and I think she quite enjoyed it.
My goal this season is to hit all the lakes in the area now that I have all that independence with my rack.