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Newberg to Wilsonville: The Sequel (Level 2)

  • March 12, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Roger Landing, Newberg, OR
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  • Active OOPS members, kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

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Narrative: We tried to do this paddle a few weeks ago but the river conditions were not safe then due to very heavy rain in the few days before the trip, with a 110,000 CFS and large trees floating down the river. 
The good news is that it looks a lot more promising for this coming Sunday, we will launch from Rogers Landing in Newberg and taking out at Boones Ferry Marina in Wilsonville. The distance is approximately 11 miles with a current assist. There could be some moderate eddies to deal with along the way. 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 at Champoeg State Park, 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. This is rated as a Level 2 trip due to the distance and current.

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rogers Landing-Newberg
Take out: Boones Ferry Marina-Wilsonville
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Richard Becker, Mel Wishan
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: 45
Estimated Water Temperature: 45
Estimated Water Time: 3-4 Hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: Up to 2 knots
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: May have some moderate eddies along the way.
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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