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Willamette River Narrows (level 1)

  • May 31, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Willamette Park, 12th St, West Linn, 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 active 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: We’ll paddle round-trip from West Linn’s Willamette Park, heading upstream to “The Narrows.” The current is mild in the back channels where we’ll be. This is one of the prettiest sections of the Willamette in the metro area. This will be a relaxed pace paddle so that we can enjoy the scenery.  
We may find some small eddies to play in—strictly optional. We’ll poke around the various passages and possibly get out of our boats near Rock Island before heading back to Willamette Park. Total river miles will be between 4-6, depending on how much poking we do! Bring along a snack or lunch to eat at the park before we launch if you'd like. We'll plan to launch from the small beach area where the Tualatin River enters the Willamette. Paddlers should expect to stay with a pod.
Bathrooms are available; free parking. SUPs and boats 10’ and longer are welcome.  

Meeting Time: 11:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 12:01:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park "beach", West Linn 
Take out: Willamette Park "beach", West Linn 
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s):  Jack Sanders
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: 7; more if another Trip Organizer signs up
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 73
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time: 3 hours
Tide times & heights:  
Current information: 1-2 mph; back channels less
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 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): Willamette Park, 12th Street, West Linn, OR
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