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Timothy Lake (Level 1)

  • August 26, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Pine Point Day Use Launch
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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: Timothy Lake is the largest body of water in the Mount Hood National Forest at 1,550 acres and 3300 feet elevation, and it offers spectacular views of the state's tallest mountain, has become a popular summer recreation area. The lake is actually a reservoir created when Portland General Electric constructed a compacted-earth dam along the Oak Grove Fork of the Clackamas River in 1956 to regulate water flow to their other facilities downstream. Motorized boats are allowed at a 10 mph speed limit, and canoes and kayaks are also welcome.

Our trip will circumnavigate the lake, a distance of approximately 8-9 miles, exploring the coves and the water source for the lake. There are lots of nice spots to go on shore to stretch our legs and have a lunch break. I have experienced some winds in the afternoon that can create some choppy conditions, but we can stay close to the shore to avoid the waves if needed. We will launch from the Pine Point Day Use Launch, there is a $5 parking fee or free if you have a Northwest Forest Annual Pass. Vault toilets and water are available but there are no other services or cell reception nearby, so bring snacks and lunch.

Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Pine Point Day Use Launch
Take out: Pine Point Day Use Launch
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Jack Sanders, Mel Wishan, Christian Hale
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: Bob Freshman
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: 70-80
Estimated Water Temperature: 60-70
Estimated Water Time: 3-4 hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: NA
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: There are winds that may come up in the afternoon and create some chop and could exceed level one conditions. 
Location (Optional):  https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Cove+(Timothy+Lake)+Day-Use/@45.1100588,-121.8024571,15z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x54be39696339efeb:0x7013708f2d9af9ce!2sTimothy+Lake!3b1!8m2!3d45.1224754!4d-121.7840389!3m4!1s0x0:0x2dd0336a94622e5e!8m2!3d45.1107119!4d-121.7988592
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