5/2/17: Little McNary Lake / Gilbert River Paddle & Portage (Level 2)

  • April 25, 2017 3:15 PM
    Message # 4779400
    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: Starting at the Gilbert River Boat Ramp on Sauvie Island, paddle the Little McNary lakes chain and portage into Pete's Slough. Paddle across Sturgeon Lake to the Gilbert River Wash, and explore the Gilbert River system back into Sturgeon Lake. Return following Ebb tide back to the Gilbert River Boat Ramp.
    YOU WILL NEED A VALID SAUVIE ISLAND PARKING PERMIT, Available at the Cracker Barrel store, or wherever fishing licenses are sold including BiMart and Fred Meyer.

    Meeting Time: 8:00:00 AM
    Launch Time: 8:45:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Little McNary Lake on road to Gilbert River Boat Ramp
    Take out: Gilbert River Boat Ramp
    Route Alternative for bad weather: If weather is really terrible, explore the McNary Lake chain and return
    Required equipment:  
    Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
    Primary Organizer: Brad Sheehan
    Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
    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: TBD
    Maximum number of paddlers: 10
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 55-60
    Estimated Water Temperature: 55
    Estimated Water Time: 5 to 6 hours plus lunch and breaks
    Tide times & heights: 05/02 Tue 09:41 AM 3.32 H
    05/02 Tue 06:24 PM -0.18 L
    Current information: Less than 2 knots on the Gilbert River 
    Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
    Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
    Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
    Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
    Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
    Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
    Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
    Paddling Environment:  
    Overall rating: Level 2
    Rating Comments: This could be considered a long Level 2 paddle, 
    but the wind on Sturgeon Lake can present challenges.
    Location (Optional):  http://www.dfw.state.or.us/maps/wildlife_areas/sauvie_features_ownership.pdf
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