Paddled on 5/11/2019. Griffith Rd to Rt 220 Iron Gate takeout. Gauge was 610CFS. Kinda boney through many of the rapids, and through the numerous cobble bars. Two of our group got hung up in the rock garden about a mile from the put-in.
Corbin's book says 200CFS should be enough for this stretch. Personally, I wouldn't do it any lower than the 610 we had.
A better take out is on the down river, left side of the 220 bridge. There is a nice parking lot with a gravel road down to the water's edge. Head of James Road has very limited parking and feel like you are in someone's back yard. The 220 bridge is less than a half mile more paddling and an easy take out.
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