This trip begins at Hickory's Bills Island. You cannot park there overnight, so we stash a car at the nearby VFW. It ends at the downtown Byron boat launch. You can leave a car there overnight. The trip is 32 miles, no portaging
The first 6 miles of the Kish are the toughest. Lots of turns and deadfall. Plenty of islands too, so sometimes you need to choose your route carefully. I spilled about 3 miles in when I pinned a log, broke free and didn't see the next log coming. Fortunately it was right bya shore so I could get the water out efficiently. The current is super strong for the initial stretch.
From there, it evens out. The current slows and there are less obstacles. We would camp by the lithuanian park, as there's a good shoreline and plenty of islands to choose from.
The rock river has a few cliff walls and is generally scenic. The fall colors were popping this time. The current was going too. We finished the second half of the trip in about 6 hours (18 miles).
And that's that. 500 miles for the year, GOAL REACHED