The Approaches to No.1 Rapid - Umko

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"The Approaches" are directly downstream of the Hela Hela bridge, as the river does a long bend to the right. It is a long rapid with some big boulders and holes to avoid. Its best to hug the inside line and pick your way down, avoiding the trouble. 

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This video footage was taken with the river running at approximately 1.5m at Hela Hela. (Thanks to Don Wewege for the contribution).


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