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Tualatin River (Level 1)

  • May 10, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Cooks Park: 17005 SW 92nd Ave, Portland, OR
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.
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This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC (unless exempt under Activity Policy F.1.).  To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

Narrative: Our final 2017 Warm-up Wednesdays will be a trip on the Tualatin River. Our eight-mile round-trip route will take us west from Cook Park to  the National Wildlife Refuge and back.  If you haven't paddled the Tualatin, you might be surprised at how remote it feels considering its location.   We’ll be on the water by 10:00 a.m. and off around 2:00 p.m. The current should be light and easy to paddle against. Bring snacks or a lunch. We’ll take a break at the Hay 99 access point or closer to the refuge. Parking is free at Cook Park; there are restrooms available.   Follow the Cook Park road past the ball field parking lots to the river parking lot.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in:  Cook Park Tualatin
Take out:  Cook Park, Tualatin
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman, Steve Hensley
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: 
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: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time: 3 hours plus a break
Tide times & heights: 
Current information: 
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 17005 SW 92nd Ave, Portland, OR
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