This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC. To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.
Narrative: Clockwise circumnavigation of Bachelor Island from Ridgefield Kayak Launch and return. Initial part of journey will be downstream on the Lake River, then against the current on the SW Bachelor Island Sough. Enter the Columbia from the slough, and enjoy the current assist to the end of the island. We'll then turn East and paddle against the Lake River current back to the launch site.
Lunch stop along one of the many available sandy beaches...provided they are not all below the water level! Bring some hot drinks, snacks and lunch.
We can work on strokes and maneuvers as paddlers wish.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Ridgefield Kayak Launch ( not the boat ramp) the https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ridgefield+Kayak+Launchemail@example.com,-122.7513181,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x33a124ffe0b0ce14!8m2!3d45.8188355!4d-122.7513181)
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Marlene Fisher
Assistant Organizer(s): Alan Fisher
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: Alan and Marlene Fisher
Maximum number of paddlers: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 62*
Estimated Water Temperature: 49*
Estimated Water Time: 4 hrs
Tide times & heights: H-0737 ; L-1608
Current information: 1.5-2 kt
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 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Water is cold !! Wing dams present x 3 on the Columbia leg - so caution required given current flow. No charge to park along road leading the Kayak launch site.
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Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon