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kevinh's Submission - Entered on 3/16/2017 9:13:00 AM
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3100 Rd. to N. Fork Toutle
Hoffstadt Creek
Class IV-V(V+)
4.2Miles
Play Rating (1-10): 0
County Cowlitz
Zip Code 98649
Put In Longitude -122.3802795
Put In Latitude 46.3336182
Take Out Longitude -122.4621582
Take Out Latitude 46.3259773

   Gauge Information (Last updated with USGS at 3/29/2017 7:22:05 AM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
TOUTLE RIVER AT TOWER ROAD NE NWRFC | FC Page 6.49  5600   3rd Party Gauge 3/29/2017 7:00:00 AM
Minimum Recomended Level:  6000      Maximum Recomended Level:  0  

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Oregonkayaking.net says they ran it at 3,500 on the toutle river at tower rd. but had very low water. I saw a video on gorgehits.com and they ran it at 6,000 on the tower rd. gauge and had what looked like high water. so you can make your best assessment with that.


   Run Description

The Gnargasm portage is way easier than described in the Oregon Kayaking TR. There is a hard to make eddy that can be used if you want to run the last ledge before gnar. You can portage well above this last ledge which makes for a low stress portage. On a March '16 run we had 9k and dropping, which was high but more water would have been manageable. The gnar portage eddy described in OK was completely uncatchable (although another "hero eddy" opened up just downstream). A couple of the eddies/holes of the lower angle rapids were pretty big and would require ropes to get out of. Fixed ropes were in good shape for the R. Right takeout. Bring a saw and as much daylight as you can muster for maximum enjoyment.




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