When the water level in the Vermilion River is too low to enjoyably paddle other sections of the river, this section usually has enough water to easily paddle from McDowell to Pontiac.
This trip is suitable for beginners who have good boat control skills. There are no dams or other man made obstructions on this section of the river. Strainers, dead falls, and log jams may occur without warning in nearly any location along this stretch of the river. Use caution and always wear your lifejacket.
In the end I asked myself "What do I really know?" The answer is "Not much, really". There are a few things that I am pretty certain of though.
I'm not a knife collector ... not even a knife hoarder ... but like most guys, and it seems like most guys who enjoy the outdoors, I have accumulated a few knives over the years.