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 (not the marina). Initial part of the journey will be downstream on Lake River, then upstream against the current in the Bachelor Island Slough. We'll enter the Columbia from the Slough & enjoy the current assist to the end of the Island. We'll then turn East & paddle against Lake River's current back to the launch site.
Lunch stop wil be along one of the idyllic sandy beaches. Bring snacks, lunch, drinks & binoculars for closer inspection of wildlife.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Ridgefield Kayak launch 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: Marlene & Alan 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: 58*
Estimated Water Temperature: 49*
Estimated Water Time: 4 hours
Tide times & heights: L-10:40 AM H-3:02
Current information: 1.5 - 2 kt.
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
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 temp is cold & we may have a passing shower.
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