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Level 2 Paddle - Skillbuilder - Willamette Falls 8/16

  • August 12, 2019 1:01 PM
    Message # 7824695
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt).  To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.

    Activity Title: Skillbuilder: Willamette Falls
    Date of Activity: 8/16/2019
    Narrative: Join me and Shawn Altman Friday afternoon for my last mentored TO trip! We will launch from Sportcraft Landing (by ENRG) and paddle to the beaches across the river. Here we will do some edging and bracing exercises in flat water to improve our boat control. Then we will make our way upstream and (challenge by choice) bring that improved boat control into the currents.
    From there I would like to work on setting up a safe play environment and using towed rescues to manages swims in a dynamic environment.
    Meeting Time: 5:00:00 PM
    Launch Time: 5:30:00 PM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Sportcraft Landing
    Take out: Sportcraft landing
    Route Alternative for bad weather: None
    Required equipment: Helmet
    Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
    Primary Organizer: Jasper Greve
    Assistant Organizer(s): Shawn Altman
    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: 10
    I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
    Estimated Air Temperature: 75
    Estimated Water Temperature: 69
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours
    Tide times & heights:
    Current information: 56.09 stage at OC upper gauge
    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 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 1: Up to 6 miles
    Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
    Paddling Environment:
    Overall rating: Level 2
    Rating Comments: Level 2, however I strongly hope to encourage people to challenge themselves in the current.
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