Decided to cancel. Chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain in Salem right now that is heading north, not sure how it will affect a small creek river flow.
I have contacted everyone. Will try again in the next couple of weeks.
I've always wanted to check these out, but my son, Koen, has a track meet on Saturday, so I'll just hope that Steve considers repeating the trip another time. Enjoy!
This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC. To register, you'll need to log onto your member account on the OOPS website.
Narrative: We are meeting at Molalla River State Park (45.294863,-122.696058) at 10am at take out to do shuttle. Put in is hard to find, but the address is 5721 Anderson RD Aurora, OR 97002, under the rail road bridge.
This is a nice little paddle through the country side by Canby. Not a beginner paddle, some moving water and probably a tree or two to get around. When the Pudding and Molalla combine, there have been some pretty good waves for a flat water paddle.
Water level is at 1240 right now, done this one at 960 and at 1640. They are projecting at to stay around 1240 for the rest of the week, so should be good to go.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Aurora
Take out: Molalla River State Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: Smith Bybee lake
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Steve Pruett
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: 6
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: 44
Estimated Water Time: 4
Tide times & heights:
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 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
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
Overall rating: Level 2
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon