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We put in at Mitchell, Iowa at the Interstate Park just below the dam at about 10:30 in the morning. We were immediately wet! Water levels were high which made for a quicker than normal float, but no walking or portaging.
We took our time and drank plenty of refreshments. We took out just before the dam/spillway in Charles City, Iowa around 6pm.
We saw many eagles, deer, vultures, otters, beavers, jumping fish, ducks, and baby geese (CUTE!). Nearly 8 hours on the river and we didn't encounter another boat until we entered into Charles City.
I'm giving this trip a "moderate" rating for the length as well as the high water level.
We encountered a few areas with rapids that went over the top of the boat and cooled us off.
4-place Boat Trailer
Full Size Sail Rig
Deck Rigging Gear