4/15/17: Bachelor Island Circumnavigation (Level2)

  • April 11, 2017 6:30 PM
    Message # 4747288
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

    Narrative: Clockwise circumnavigation of Bachelor Island from Ridgefield Kayak Launch and return. Initial part of journey will be downstream on the Lake River, then against the current on the SW Bachelor Island Sough. Enter the Columbia from the slough, and enjoy the current assist to the end of the island. We'll then turn East and paddle against the Lake River current back to the launch site. 

    Lunch stop along one of the many available sandy beaches...provided they are not all below the water level! Bring some hot drinks, snacks and lunch....

    We can work on strokes and maneuvers as paddles wish. 
    Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
    Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Ridgefield Kayak Launch ( not the https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ridgefield+Kayak+Launch/@45.8188355,-122.7513181,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x33a124ffe0b0ce14!8m2!3d45.8188355!4d-122.7513181) 
    Take out: Same
    Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
    Required equipment:  
    Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
    Primary Organizer: Marlene Fisher
    Assistant Organizer(s): Alan Fisher
    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: Alan and Marlene Fisher
    Maximum number of paddlers: 12
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 62*
    Estimated Water Temperature: 49*
    Estimated Water Time: 4 hrs
    Tide times & heights: H-0737 ; L-1608
    Current information: 1.5-2 kt
    Hazards: Shipping traffic
    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 2: 6 to 11 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment:  
    Overall rating: Level 2
    Rating Comments: Water is cold ! Wing dams present x 3 on the Columbia, No charge to park along road leading the Kayak launch site. 
    Location (Optional):https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ridgefield+Kayak+Launch/@45.8188355,-122.7513181,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x33a124ffe0b0ce14!8m2!3d45.8188355!4d-122.7513181
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