I have been wanting to do several longer floats over the coming up summer. My objective is to get to the point at the end of the summer that I can paddle quite a few miles in a day and take a week long trip and travel as far as I can down the Gascanade. Maybe I can make it to the Missouri depending on where I start. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to paddle faster than the average leisure paddler at 3 mph. The important thing is building up my stamina. I plan on starting on the smaller rivers and float it from the the first floatable access and go as far as I can. Most of these will be 60-80 miles. The big objective, if I can follow through, is to float as many rivers that I can from the head water to mouth. What rivers do you all like to float? Any recommendations on rivers outside of the Osage fork, Gascanade, Niangua area? I have maps printed and laminated of Jack For and Current as well.