We explored a portion of the Carp River near Moran, Michigan on our trip to the cabin two weekends ago. This was the first time we kayaked this river and it was running very swiftly. We only had one vehicle so we kayaked upstream and then back. We went 5 miles round trip in 2.5 hours. It took us about two thirds of that time to go the first 2.5 miles and the last third to get back thanks to the strong current and wind. We scoped out some other locations to put and and take out of the river in order to do some longer trips in the future. It was a very beautiful river with no development along it.