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Des Plaines River

Trip Overview

Started at Independence Grove Libertyville (2:30 p.m.), upstream (North) to Rte. 120. Turned around due to fallen tree blocking river (4:00). Arrived back at Independence Grove (4:00). First trip in the new kayak and using the smaller roof carrier. Launch was very slippery with deep mud. Shallow river made for difficult launch due to fast current.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: River/Creek (Up to Class II)
Some fallen trees.
River was calm in most places and fairly shallow. Weather , mid-70s and mostly sunny, light winds.

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