January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p184
The article provides information on the Newhalen River in Alaska. Beginning at Sixmile Lake, the river flows southerly for 22 miles to empty into lliamna Lake at the village of Newhalen. A large, swift, and unusually turquoise-blue river, the Newhalen is rarely run in its entirety due to waterfalls and difficult Class IV whitewater below the falls. If one decides to continue down the river past Upper Landing, pull out on the left side of the river at the sharp right-hand bend at Mile 17 in order to avoid a nearly river-wide Class V ledge. Then portage on a trail for more than a mile to skirt the ledge. The rest of the river should be scouted before running. In some places, the banks are too steep to climb.


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