Attention men and women between 15 and 30 years of age: you are not a whitewater paddler! Oh, a few readers might be part of that select group but overall there aren’t too many people in the Hoosier state who regularly float Class V streams. This admonition is important because of all the rain Indiana has been experiencing. For Indiana paddlers high water is a godsend because in the Midwest, water levels are usually low during warm weather. This means many summer river paddling trips are actually a long, slippery hike while lake paddling is a death-defying trial spent dodging ski boats and crazed and/or intoxicated personal watercraft operators. Warm weather and high water is a wonderful combination.