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Puget Island Circumnavigation level 2

  • January 14, 2017
  • 10:15 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Small park SE of the ferry terminal... 126 E Sunny Sands Rd, Cathlamet, Washington. Latitude 46.1510, Longitude -123.3653.
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Narrative:: Please join us as we head out for one of our favorite paddles. We'll launch from the small park near the ferry terminal on the SE of the island and do a clockwise paddle around Puget Island. There will likely be some current to play in as well as some quieter waters where we can play with our strokes and just enjoy the quiet. A variety of birds and maybe a seal or sea lion might be found along the way.

Meeting Time:: 10:15:00 AM

Launch Time:: 11:00:00 AM

Type of activity:: Paddle Trip

Put in:: Small park SE of the ferry terminal off E. Sunny Sands Road

Take out:: Same

Route Alternative for bad weather:: None 

Required equipment:: 

Minimum Immersion protection:: Drysuit

Primary Organizer:: Dick Cogburn

Assistant Organizer(s):: Karen Cogburn

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:: Dick and Karen Cogburn

Maximum number of paddlers:: 8

I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy:: Yes

Estimated Air Temperature:: 50

Estimated Water Temperature:: 45

Estimated Water Time:: 4 hours

Tide times & heights:: Low: 10:15 a.m., 1.16 ft, High: 3:20 p.m., 7.32 ft (exchange ~ 6 ft)

Current information:: max ebb: 11:20 a.m. -1.65 kt, slack 1:46 p.m., max flood 2:47 p.m. .22 kt

Hazards:: Shipping Traffic

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 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 1: No open crossing

Overall rating:: Level 2

Rating Comments:: Because of the winter conditions, this will be a high level 2 paddle. Only 1 good landing spot is available on this roughly 13 mile trip. There are wing dams along the Oregon side of the island and a ferry that can pose a hazard.  Bring a thermos with a warm beverage (coffee/tea/cocoa/soup) for warm-up at the break, and bring a lunch or a snack.  A VALID DISCOVER PASS IS REQUIRED to park at the put-in/take-out.

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