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Lunch in Cathlamet (Level 2)

  • August 19, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Skamokawa Beach, OR
  • 12

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  Sign up for this Saturday trip will take place at a group meeting on the Event site on Friday evening at time TBD.

Narrative: We'll paddle through Steamboat and Elochoman Sloughs (keeping an eye open for wildlife) on the flood up to Cathlamet and take out where possible to have a relaxed lunch. We'll then retrace our route, or take the "express route" along the edge of the Columbia back to Skamokawa, as determined by the abilities and interest of the group.  

There likely will be some wind on the way back - we may find it easier to stay in the sloughs. It's about 5.5 nautical miles by the slough path (so about 2 hours a direction)
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Skamokawa beach
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: We'll explore some of the sloughs instead
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Charles Congdon
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
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: 5 per organizer
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75
Estimated Water Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Time: 5
Tide times & heights: Skamokawa, Steamboat Slough, Saturday, August 19, 2017
2017/08/19 Sat 07:53 AM -0.89 L
2017/08/19 Sat 1:23 PM 6.54 H
2017/08/19 Sat 7:32 PM 1.50 L

Cathlamet - Saturday, August 19, 2017. 
low tide 8:43am (-1.11ft)
high tide 2:02pm (7.13ft)
low tide 8:34pm (1.88ft)
Current information: Hunting island:
2017-08-19 10:56 AM slack -
2017-08-19 12:56 PM flood 0.51
2017-08-19 02:20 PM slack -
2017-08-19 06:56 PM ebb -0.97

Tehasillahe Island
Slack Max Flood & Ebb
- - 05:50 3.1 kt 329° ebb
- - - - - - kt - - fld
- - 18:23 1.9 kt 329° ebb
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
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
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Level 2+ for distance and possible conditions caused by the wind when we briefly have to go out on the Columbia
Location (Optional): 

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