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Machakhela (Upper)

Stretch: Zeda Chkutuneti to main road bridge
Difficulty: Class IV to IV+
Distance: 2.3 miles
Flows: No Gauge. Estimate at put-in: 1,200 cfs
Gradient: 167 fpm average
Put-in: Road that drops down from Zeda Chkutuneti to the river.
Take-out: Road bridge to Chikuneti
Shuttle: 5.4 kms (20 minutes one-way) Plus 30-45 minutes of hiking for ~2 km
Season: Spring and ?
Written: © 2017
Featured in A Wet State #130 and in A Wet State's contribution to World Kayak's Video Guide

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