ya the chi does that to me, no doubt as a result of the company I keep. Everyone claims the gear and planning get more refined every year but I still seem to find myself waking up in a cedar swamp with water up to my upstream eyeball a 1/4 mile away from my tent at some point.
I can't say I have a favorite because I've had so many great trips down completely different rivers. I am definately anxious to tackle the nashwaak again this spring though. I would like to see the rips from above the water this time. I wouldn't even mind trying it from the lake either. Maybe we'll hook up for the run.