4/19/17 : Lacamas Lake (Level 1)

  • April 06, 2017 4:24 PM
    Message # 4720595
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This trip is limited to club members who are WEC (unless exempt under Activity Policy F.1.).  To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

    Narrative: Join me for another Warm-up Wednesday—we’ll wind around the small islands paddle under the bridge to little Round Lake, and head up to the stream that feeds Lacamas Lake. We will turn around when we encounter current in Lacamas Creek at the north end of the lake. Perhaps the lily pads will be poking out or the camas will be blooming. This will be a relaxed pace trip; SUPs are welcome. For those folks who generally paddle faster, use this opportunity to practice your skills while going circles around the group or see if you can get any volunteers for towing practice. We’ll be on the water about 3-4 hours including breaks, traveling about six miles. There will be a couple opportunities so get out of our boats and stretch our legs or have a snack or lunch.  

    Lacamas Lake Regional Park has great hiking trails and a nice park, in case you want to add that to your trip or you have a non-paddling friend who would like some dry land activity while you’re on the water. Be sure to take the trail across the dam and go see the waterfall. Learn more about the park here:  https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/lacamas-lake-regional-park

    Parking is free and there is a bathroom. We’ll launch at 11:00, so please arrive by 10:30 a.m. or whatever time you need to get ready. My plan is to be off the water by 2:30 p.m. There is a canoe/kayak launch aid for folks who are uncomfortable with using a dock, or you can use the boat ramp.

    We will observe the Four Ps: Please Plan to be a Pod Participant! If you are a lone wolf, this is not the trip for you.  

    Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
    Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Lacamas Lake Regional Park boat launch
    Take out: Lacamas Lake Regional Park boat launch
    Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
    Required equipment:  
    Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
    Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
    Assistant Organizer(s): Dan Numbers, Monte Johnston
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
    Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
    First Aid /CPR Person:  
    Maximum number of paddlers: 14
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 55
    Estimated Water Temperature: 53
    Estimated Water Time: 3 hours
    Tide times & heights: NA
    Current information: NA
    Hazards:  
    Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
    Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 1: Waves up to the deck seam; water glassy to rippled, no whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
    Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
    Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment:  
    Overall rating: Level 1
    Rating Comments: We will paddle 6-8 miles.
    Location (Optional): 303 NW Lake Rd, Camas, Wa, 98607
    Photos (optional):

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