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Squaxin Island Circumnavigation [Level 3]

  • September 07, 2017 6:27 AM
    Message # 5068211
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Narrative: This paddle is for folks going on the Hammersly Inlet paddle and camping on Hope Island.

    We will launch from Hope Island and circumnavigate Squaxin Island in the dark. Paddlers will need (1) a waterproof headlamp or flashlight; (2) two glow sticks, one blue and one yellow, and (3) a means of attaching 1 glow stick to top of the paddler’s hat or helmet and a means of attaching other glow stick to the bow of paddler’s kayak.

    1934 Sunset
    2005 End of civil twilight
    2140 Moonrise (Waning Gibbous)

    We'll have to wait and see how much smoke and ash there is in the air and how said smoke and ash impacts the ambient light.

    Meet 1930; launch 2000

    Currents at Pickering Passage South

    2107 SBE
    0044 -1.81 knots

    Meeting Time: 7:30:00 PM
    Launch Time: 8:00:00 PM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Hope Island
    Take out: Hope Island
    Route Alternative for bad weather: none
    Required equipment:
    Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
    Primary Organizer: vern brown
    Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
    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: 12
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 70
    Estimated Water Temperature: 70
    Estimated Water Time: 3.5 hours
    Tide times & heights:
    Current information: 2107 SBE
    0044 -1.81 knots
    Hazards: Night paddling
    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 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 2: Less than 1 mile
    Paddling Environment:
    Overall rating: Level 3 due to night paddling (adds a level)
    Rating Comments:
    Location (Optional): Squaxin Island

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