4/26/17: Elk Rock (Level1)

  • April 06, 2017 4:41 PM
    Message # 4720630
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This trip is limited to OOPS 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: Our final April Warm-up Wednesday takes us to a scenic area of the Willamette River which is not far from Multnomah Village and our OOPS General Meeting that evening. We'll paddle the short distance upriver from Milwaukie Boat Ramp to Elk Rock Island. We'll go farther upriver to round out our trip, with the distance dependent on the current and the group's wishes. 

    This will be a relaxed pace trip; SUPs are welcome.

    Elk Rock Island is fun to poke around, both in boat and out of boat. Perhaps we’ll see geese nesting in the cliffs on the west side of the river. The area near the boat launch has less current than the main channel and will be another opportunity to practice our paddle strokes. We'll launch at 1:30 p.m. and be off the water by 4:00 p.m. You may want to bring a lunch or snack to eat at the launch site before we head out. Afterwards we can head over to Multnomah Village for dinner and the OOPS meeting.

    Parking is free, but it can be limited. If you don’t find a NON-trailer spot at the boat ramp, plan B is to drop off your boat and park across the street in the business area. Single vehicles are NOT allowed in the trailer parking spots. Plan to arrive by 12:30 p.m. to allow time to find parking and eat lunch. You can launch from the dock, ramp, or rocky beach. Bathrooms are available.  

    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: 12:30:00 PM
    Launch Time: 1:30:00 PM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Milwaukie Riverfront Park boat launch
    Take out: Milwaukie Riverfront Park boat launch
    Route Alternative for bad weather: Ross Island or TBD
    Required equipment:  
    Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
    Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
    Assistant Organizer(s): Dan Numbers
    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: 57
    Estimated Water Temperature: 55
    Estimated Water Time: 3 hours
    Tide times & heights: There will be an outgoing tide until about 2:30. Paddling against the tide will help us build paddling muscles!
    Current information:  
    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 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
    Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment:  
    Overall rating: Level 1
    Rating Comments:  
    Location (Optional): Milwaukie Riverfront Park, 11211 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
    Photos (optional):

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