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I paddled the stretch from hwy 106 bridge at Fort Lamar down 6 miles to the hwy 29 bridge just before it empties into the Broad River. It was very muddy and since the gauge on the Broad was around 2000cfs, I think the Hudson was providing about half of that flow. It had some nice bluffs, rocky outcrops and about 6 well-defined drops, three of which needed scouting and were certainly class 3 due to big holes and invisible boulders just under the surface that could not be seen until they were impacted by your boat.
I do think it would have been better to wait one more day until the flow was around 300-500 cfs. It is otherwise a very enjoyable paddle that has a pretty easy shuttle. There are some pockets of homes along the river,..concentrated around the rapids. This seems to be a common thing with Georgia rivers.
Overall, I am looking forward to paddling the river again at about half the flow I endured.
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