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Squaxin Island Circumnavigation [Level 3]

  • September 09, 2017
  • 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  • 6


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle

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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt).  To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.

Narrative: This paddle is for folks going on the Hammersly Inlet paddle and camping on Hope Island.

We will launch from Hope Island and circumnavigate Squaxin Island in the dark. Paddlers will need (1) a waterproof headlamp or flashlight; (2) two glow sticks, one blue and one yellow, and (3) a means of attaching 1 glow stick to top of the paddler’s hat or helmet and a means of attaching other glow stick to the bow of paddler’s kayak.

1934 Sunset

2005 End of civil twilight

2140 Moonrise (Waning Gibbous)

We'll have to wait and see how much smoke and ash there is in the air and how said smoke and ash impacts the ambient light.


Meet 1930; launch 2000

Currents at Pickering Passage South

2107 SBE

0044 -1.81 knots

Meeting Time: 7:30:00 PM

Launch Time: 8:00:00 PM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip

Put in: Hope Island

Take out: Hope Island

Route Alternative for bad weather: none

Required equipment:

Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell

Primary Organizer: vern brown

Assistant Organizer(s): TBD

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:

Maximum number of paddlers: 12

I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes

Estimated Air Temperature: 70

Estimated Water Temperature: 70

Estimated Water Time: 3.5 hours

Tide times & heights:

Current information: 2107 SBE

0044 -1.81 knots

Hazards: Night paddling

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 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 2: Less than 1 mile

Paddling Environment:

Overall rating: Level 3 - Night paddling bumps rating by one level

Location (Optional): Squaxin Island

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