Since the water level are a few inches higher than what we've seen all of the summer making river a bit easier to navigate, I decided to explore the stretch I've never been to - up from Gowe Park. I hoped to perhaps reach what seems like a permanent blockage at the level of the truck stop on google maps. That did not happen. My travel was uneventful and clearly assisted by higher water until I started approaching rt. 41. Had to squeeze between the bank and a fallen tree, then paddled over a trunk that blocks the river completely, got through the bridge and almost immediately hit another fallen tree - there I finally had to get out and drag the yak through the shallow spot. That was for naught as just a few minutes later I encountered a large pile of rocks and a beaver dam immediately behind it. I did not have much interest in figuring out if I can get around it and turned back and fished a bit. With water murky and a ton of submerged wood I used the only thing that made sense to me, a black plopper. Had a few hits and misses, some violent, landed one 15-16" bass. So, didn't get where I wanted, but learned things and did not get skunked.