Today, I did an 11 mile day trip with a canoeing rookie. We did 11 miles on the dupage river, from weigandt park in Naperville to electric park in Plainfield. It’s a route I’ve gotten to know well. We completed it in about 3.5 hours, paddling at a mild rate.
The water level was up, so boulders and pillows were not too much of an issue. Where we had to keep an eye out, there wasn’t too much scraping or nudging. The river was flowing at a decent rate, probably only 1 MPH. Really, this portion of the river is much better with decent water.