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Lord & Walker Islands (Level 2)

  • March 10, 2017
  • 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Dibblee Beach, Ranier, OR
  • 5


  • Active OPS members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

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Narrative: We'll put in the Columbia at Dibblee Beach; cross over to the outside of Lord Island, then paddle with the current and outgoing tide down to the northern tip of Walker Island; where we'll turn the corner and stop for a break. Returning upstream in the sheltered waters on the Oregon side of the islands, we'll stop for lunch, then poke around the backwaters a bit before continuing back to the put-in point. Total distance - 9 miles.
Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Dibblee Beach
Take out: Dibblee Beach
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Don Durheim
Assistant Organizer(s): Later
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: Later
Maximum number of paddlers: EIGHT
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: between 40º and 47º F 
Estimated Water Temperature: 40º F
Estimated Water Time: 4 hrs (including breaks)
Tide times & heights: Low Tide is 8:52 AM at Longview
High Tide is 1:38 PM at Longview
Current information: Between1-2 mph; max ebb is ~ 8:00 AM
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 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
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Location (Optional): Search: Lord Island, Columbia County, OR
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