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Bachelor Island Circumnavigation - Level 2

  • November 13, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Ridgefield Marina Boat Launch
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  • Circumnavigation with Monte Johnston & Rich Becker as mentor

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification.  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.

Narrative: We will circumnavigate Bachelor Island. We will be on a flood tide around noon. Depending on wind and river flows we can decide later if we go clockwise or counter clockwise. There are several natural locations for taking breaks and having lunch, hope you bring your lunch. We can expect the weather to be typical for November so full emersion gear is needed.

Start Point: Ridgefield marina boat launch, there is an $8 launch fee. I will check out the "kayak" launch area to see if they charge for it.

End Point: same

Route Alternative for bad weather: we could paddle Bachelor slough and lake river.

Required Equipment:

Minimum Immersion Protection: Dry suit

Primary Organizer: Monte Johnston

Secondary Organizer: Rich Becker (mentor)

Has organizer been on this paddle before?: Yes

Has organizer led an OOPS activity here before?: No

Organizer's first aid & CPR certification current?: Yes

First Aid / CPR person: Rich Beckr

Max # of participants: 6

OOPS members only?: Yes

I certify that I have read, understand, and will conduct this Activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy.: Yes

Estimated air temperature: low 50's

Estimated water temperature: low 60's

Estimated water time: about 4 hrs

Tide times & heights: Low at 10:16 am. High at 3:15 pm.

Current information: speed of the Columbia should be less than 3

Hazards: Shipping traffic

Wind strength: 1. 0-7 knot (8mph)

Swell/Surf size: 1. < 1', no breaking waves

Sea state: 1. small wavelets, no whitecaps

Landing types: 1. gently sloping sand gravel or grass

Currents: 2. up to 2 knot

Total distance: 2. 6 to 11 miles

Open crossing: 1. no open crossings

Overall rating: 2. level two

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