7/29/17 : Salmon River (Level 2)

  • July 25, 2017 7:34 AM
    Reply # 4993878 on 4983694

    Sadly Jon and I need to withdraw from this paddle as well.  We were looking forward to paddling with everyone!  I have contacted Shawn to let him know.



  • July 24, 2017 11:22 PM
    Reply # 4993193 on 4983694

    I have contacted Shawn because I must withdraw. A Rescues class was posted this morning and I've been waiting for a chance to take the class.  Sorry I had to choose and hope to see you all on the water soon!!


  • July 18, 2017 9:00 PM
    Message # 4983694
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    Narrative: We will be able reach the ocean and play in the river mouth and then explore the estuary and upper river all in one trip.
    This paddle will start from Knight County Park where we'll meet at 9:30 a.m., it’s about 10 minutes north of Lincoln City. We'll launch at 10:30 a.m. at low tide and paddle about one mile toward the mouth of the river to a sand spit on the ocean accessible only by boat. There may be some moderate currents and eddies near the mouth to play in, but usually not too strong. Some people may choose to play in the swells and currents in the mouth, depending on conditions, it’s optional and not required. Suggest bringing a helmet if you plan on surfing. We will take a break on the beach near the mouth, frequently there are a collection of seals and sea lions in the area, both in the water and on the spit.

    After a short stop on the beach we'll head back upriver, now taking advantage of the incoming tide, go past the launch site and continue for a few miles passing under Hwy 101 through scenic open country and some farms with the goal of reaching Otis and then head back to Knight Park. The overall length of the paddle will be in the 8-10 mile range. There are vault toilets at Knight Park but no water; parking is free but don’t park in the boat trailer spaces. More details will be sent out prior to the trip. Total trip time 4-5 hours. Bring food/snacks and water.
    Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
    Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Knight County Park
    Take out: Knight County Park
    Route Alternative for bad weather: n/a
    Required equipment:  
    Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
    Primary Organizer: Shawn Altman
    Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshmen
    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: 56
    Estimated Water Temperature: 58
    Estimated Water Time: 5
    Tide times & heights: Low: Noon .95ft High: 6:12 PM 6.07 ft
    Current information: Estimate is ~ 1 knot
    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 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: The winds at the moment are predicted to be gusting 20 knots out of the NW. This may impact our course to paddle to the mouth. There will likely be some currents and eddies near the mouth of the river. Wind and weather conditions may change and will monitor. 
    Location (Optional):https://www.google.com/maps/dir/''/knight+county+park/data=!4m5!4m4!1m0!1m2!1m1!1s0x54eaecef9b1c2521:0x31348ce8d4173b9b?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjb2drXyL7TAhVGKWMKHcIsCXUQ9RcIeDAP
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