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Printer Friendly Nakatsugawa (Above the Red Bridge)

Nakatsugawa (Above the Red Bridge)


Stretch: Below the confluence with the Zakogawa
Difficulty: IV to IV+ (Upper Gorge) IV to V (Lower Gorge)
Distance: 6.5 miles
Flows: We had maybe ~600 cfs. At put-in… it was low. But by the end, the rain had increased to maybe 1,200 cfs which felt perfect for the Lower Gorge.
Gradient: 117 fpm average (Upper Gorge is 114 fpm, Lower Gorge is 150 fpm)
Put-in: Confluence with the Zakogawa
+36° 48' 34.88", +138° 37' 12.02"
Take-out: At the Red Bridge, just out of town
+36° 53' 7.02", +138° 38' 12.92"
Shuttle: 6.5 miles (20 minutes one way)
Season: Spring off of Rain/Snowmelt
Written: © 2012
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