1. Have a go bag ready or prepare a little bit the night before! This was our first kayaking trip of the season and we definiately needed a little more organization when it came to packing. Really all we needed was an extra set of clothes for each person, hats, sunscreen, water, two towels and some snacks (ones that do not melt!!!)
2. The area of Hoover Reservoir that we were in provided no shade...this is a huge complaint of the little one riding in my boat. Because of #1 above - our launch time was close to 1pm - prime time for sun.