Comments and Discussion
This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC (unless exempt under Activity policy F.1.).
Registration on the website (for this & all Friday 8/18 trips & classes) will be opened in advance of the Event, on a date soon to be announced via the listserv.
Narrative: Skamokawa Event: Friday afternoon paddle. We'll launch at 1:30 p.m., explore Steamboat Slough, enter the Columbia at the south end of Price Island, and proceed upriver to the north entrance of Elechomom Slough. Return trip will either follow the same course, or, if the winds are moderate, follow the west side of Price Island back to the launch point.
Meeting Time: 12:30:00 PM
Launch Time: 1:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: TBD: Either the beach at Vista Park or the boat launch just south of WA #4 near the Brooks Slough
Take out: Same. Could be wind dependent.
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Marlene Fisher
Assistant Organizer(s): Alan Fisher
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: Marlene and Alan Fisher
Maximum number of paddlers: 10
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: 63
Estimated Water Time: 2-3 hrs
Tide times & heights: L:0713 ( -0.7); H:1245 ( 5.7); L: 1900 ( 1.7)
Current information: < -0.05kt at 1300hr; -0.7 kr at 1600 hr
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This trip is Level 2; on the lower Columbia, over the course of 6 miles, wind speed & direction, fetch, and potential for areas of strong current could markedly affect paddling conditions.
Location (Optional): Meet at Vista Park to sign up the evening before the trip.
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon