4/22/17: Pudding River: Aurora - Canby (Level 2)

  • April 22, 2017 7:56 AM
    Reply # 4769523 on 4757617

    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.

  • April 17, 2017 5:31 PM
    Reply # 4757684 on 4757617

    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!

  • April 17, 2017 4:34 PM
    Message # 4757617
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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
    Required equipment:  
    Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
    Primary Organizer: Steve Pruett
    Assistant Organizer(s):  
    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:  
    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 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
    Paddling Environment:  
    Overall rating: Level 2
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