I'm getting jazzed to start the season too. No trip planned yet. As for Olds, stock Rhino, no paddles, not getting up Olds. Everyone can get up going slow and sideways up the far left side road, but up the middle takes some HP and some paddles. Still fun trying though. Main advice is hookup with an experienced group. Duning takes some learning and isn't as much fun by your self. It can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. If you're serious about it invest in some paddles sooner than later. Good Luck and have fun.