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: We'll put in about 1:30 at Vista Park, round the corner and paddle under the bridge Highway 4 the bridge. W'e'ill keep circling counterclockwise until we enter Skamokowa Creek. Battling the mighty current all the way, will get as far upstream as time and inclination allow. Rumor has it that there is a waterfall visible at low tide not very far up this Creek. However it's unlikely we'll even be able to detect it now.
When we feel we've gone far enough, or we run out of time, we'll retrace our route. I want to be off the water by 4:30 at the latest so people have ample time to prepare for the festivities.
This is a leisurely trip to relax us at the beginning of the big weekend. Therefore, I want to be flexible about the start time based upon how many early birds show up, set up camp, and want to paddle for a while.
Meeting Time: 1:00:00 PM
Launch Time: 1:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Class
Put in: Vista Park
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: If it's so bad we can't do a sheltered level I trip, you'd better stay in your tent.
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Mike Cenedella
Assistant Organizer(s): TBA
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: Self - provided I get recertified
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
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: 3 Hrs
Tide times & heights: 5.7 feet at 12:45
Current information: est 1 knot
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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
Overall rating: Level 1
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon