5/10/17: Tualatin River (Level 1)

  • April 17, 2017 8:47 PM
    Message # 4757964
    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 2017 Warm-up Wednesdays will be a trip on the Tualatin River. Our eight-mile round-trip route will take us west from Cook's Park to  the National Wildlife Refuge and back.  If you haven't paddled the Tualatin, you might be surprised at how remote it feels considering its location.   We’ll be on the water by 10:00 a.m. and off around 2:00 p.m. The current should be light and easy to paddle against. Bring snacks or a lunch. We’ll take a break at the Hay 99 access point or closer to the refuge. Parking is free at Cooks Park; there are restrooms available.   Follow the Cooks Park road past the ball field parking lots to the river parking lot.
    Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
    Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in:  Cooks Park Tualatin
    Take out:  Cooks Park, Tualatin
    Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
    Required equipment: 
    Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
    Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
    Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman, Steve Hensley
    Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
    Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
    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: 65
    Estimated Water Temperature: 60
    Estimated Water Time: 3 hours plus a break
    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 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 1: Up to 6 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment: 
    Overall rating: Level 1
    Rating Comments: 
    Location (Optional): 17005 SW 92nd Ave, Portland, OR

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