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This is a 10 mile section of the Kalamazoo River. I had estimated about 3-3 1/2 hours but due to an incoming storm front, west winds were pushing us upstream at times so it ended up taking us about 4 1/2 hours. The trip was quite nice with the occasional exception of weather and passing close to the highway and major roads a couple of times.
The slow current of the Kalamazoo River kept us moving with light paddling at about 3-4 miles an hour with the exception of headwinds at times until we reached Morrow Pond/Lake where it opens up and we lost the advantage of nature's propulsion.
The take out point was not very canoe/kayak friendly as it is a public boat launch with rocks and a concrete slab and moderately steep. I was concerned with scraping the hull of my kayak.
All in all it was a nice trip and will do it again.
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