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Ross Island & Free Blues Concert (Level 1)

  • July 31, 2017
  • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

Registration is closed

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: You know the routine! Round-trip from Sellwood Riverfront Park, clock-wise around Ross Island. The bonus? A free concert when we return! Part of the City of Portland’s free concert series, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps play “soul-drenched blues.” (Of course, it's optional to stay for the concert.) Bring your kayak gear, a picnic dinner, and a lawn chair. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. We’ll  launch at 3 p.m. & be off the water around 5:30 p.m.  On our return, we’re paddling upstream against the current & the tail end of the ebbing tide. But look on the bright side—we’ll likely have a beach to land on when we return. Here is the performer's website:  http://www.teresajames.com/

Meeting Time: 2:30:00 PM
Launch Time: 3:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sellwood Riverfront Park
Take out: Sellwood Riverfront Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: None.
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Rich Becker
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: 14
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 80
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time: 2 1/2 hours
Tide times & heights: High tide 12:30 p.m. Low tide 6 p.m. (1 ft. difference)
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: If the group wants, we might go eight miles instead of six, by extending up to OMSI.
Location (Optional): Sellwood Riverfront Park, Southeast Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR
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