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Rolling Down the River: Newberg to Wilsonville (Level 2)

  • February 11, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Rogers Landing, Newberg, OR
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Narrative: Join this paddle launching from Rogers Landing in Newberg and taking out at Boones Ferry Marina in Wilsonville. The distance is approximately 12 miles on the Willamette with a current assist. Now, the current is running in our downstream direction at about 1.5 miles per hour, that is likely to increase next week due to the forecasted rain and snow. There could be some moderate eddy's from the current if it increases substantially by next Saturday. We will meet at 10 AM at Rogers Landing and shuttle some vehicles to Boones Ferry Marina. Launch time will be at 11 AM. Total trip time should be in the 3-4 hour range depending on how much current assist we have that day. We will take a lunch break along the way, so please bring food and water, perhaps something hot to drink. I have done this paddle both in summer and winter, likely not to have much or any other boat traffic that day. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle at Boones Ferry Marina.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Roger Landing County Park, Newberg
Take out: Boones Ferry Marina-Wilsonville
Route Alternative for bad weather: The trip will be rescheduled
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Dan Numbers, Steve Pruett, Richard Becker
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: Bob Freshman
Maximum number of paddlers: 14
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: Low to Mid 40's
Estimated Water Temperature: Low 40's
Estimated Water Time: 3-4 Hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: 1.5 to 3 MPH
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 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: Level 1: Sheltered water
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: The length of the paddle, 12 miles, and the potential for some moderate eddy's and currents would make this a level 2. 
Location (Optional):https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rogers+Landing+County+Park/@45.2864514,-122.9651869,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe7cb49dfb4224e13!8m2!3d45.2864514!4d-122.9651869
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