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Steamboat Landing to Winter Park (Level 2)

  • January 28, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Steamboat Landing Park, Washougal, WA
  • 5

Registration

  • Active WEC OOPS members (including kayaking professionals & lifetime). Provisional acceptance, pending approval by Trip Organizer.

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  This trip is limited to OOPS members with Wet Exit Certification.  To successfully register, you will need to log in to your OOPS member account.

Narrative: We'll put in on the Columbia River at Steamboat Landing Park in Washougal, head downstream into the Camas Slough and around the inside of Lady Island, stopping on Ackerman Island for a break, then on to Government or Lemon Island for lunch, before proceeding to the take-out at Wintler Park. Depending on the water level and the groups inclination we may try to access the narrow waterway into Government Island near the I-205 bridge. Total distance: 12-13 miles. The trip is expected to be conducted at a leisurely pace because of the assist from the river current and outgoing tide (comparable to ~9 flat water miles?). Dress warm! Setting up of a car shuttle will be required prior to launch. 
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:15:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Steamboat Landing
Take out: Wintler Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: DON DURHEIM
Assistant Organizer(s): RICH BECKER
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: RICH BECKER
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: 47ºF
Estimated Water Temperature: 35ºF
Estimated Water Time: 4 - 4.5 HRS (INCLUDING BREAKS)
Tide times & heights: HIGH - 7:23 AM; LOW - 2:40 PM (WASHOUGAL)
Current information: <1 KNOT; MAX EBB APPROX 1:30 PM 
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: Level 2: Moderately exposed river or coast
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: FORECAST IS FOR A RELATIVELY CALM DAY WITH EAST WINDS OF 5 MPH (TAIL WINDS WITH THE CURRENT = NO WIND WAVES). CHANGE OF WIND DIRECTION FROM DOWN RIVER COULD RESULT IN WIND WAVES.
Location (Optional):https://www.google.com/maps/place/@45.574524,-122.3919501,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5495a3482165b057:0xcc24545a1679a0d3!8m2!3d45.5754853!4d-122.4621167

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