Comments and Discussion
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: We are meeting at Molalla River State Park (45.294863,-122.696058) at 10am at the take out to do a shuttle. The put can be a little hard to find - the address is 5721 S. Anderson Rd, Aurora, OR 97002, and we launch under the rail road bridge.
This is a nice little paddle through the country side by Canby. Not a beginner paddle, some moving water and probably a tree or two to get around. When the Pudding and Molalla combine, there have been some pretty good waves for a flat water paddle.
Water level is at 1240 cfs right now, done this one at 960 and at 1640. They are projecting at to stay around 1240 for the rest of the week, so we should be good to go.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Aurora (5721 S. Anderson Rd.)
Take out: Molalla River State Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: Smith & Bybee Lakes
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Steve Pruett
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:
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Temperature: 44
Estimated Water Time: 4
Tide times & heights:
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 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
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
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon