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Hoffstadt Creek    3100 Rd. to N. Fork Toutle™ ©
Class IV-V(V+)

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Put In Longitude : -122.38027 Putin
Put In Latitude : 46.3336182
Take Out Longitude : -122.46215 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 46.3259773
County : Cowlitz Shuttle
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from TOUTLE RIVER AT TOWER ROAD NE at 7/15/2020 3:18:44 PM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
TOUTLE RIVER AT TOWER ROAD NE NWRFC | FC Page 121.09  737   USGS - NWIS 07-15-2020 14:30:00
Minimum Recomended Level:  6000      Maximum Recomended Level:  0  

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  Other Issues says they ran it at 3,500 on the toutle river at tower rd. but had very low water. I saw a video on 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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kevinh's 3/16/2017 Run Submissionkevinh3/16/2017 9:13:00 AM
kevinh's 3/16/2017 Run Submissionkevinh3/16/2017 9:12:00 AM
James's 4/9/2007 Run SubmissionJames4/9/2007 8:26:00 PM

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