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Lake Merwin - Level 1

  • September 13, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Lake Merwin, WA
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Active club members, including kayaking professionals and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by trip organizer if this is a paddle
Registration is closed

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.

We'll launch from Speelyai at 10:00 AM & head upstream to the picturesque Canyon Creek. There is less boat traffic during the week, plus at least half the trip is in a no-wake zone. The water temp will be perfect for anyone who wishes to practice wet exits/rescues, or playing games & working on strokes along the approx. 9 miles round-trip. There are plenty of spots for breaks & lunch near Canyon Creek. Vault & plumber toilets are available at the launch site & at Cresap Bay 

Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Speelyai Park, Ariel, WA
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Marlene Fisher
Assistant Organizer(s): Alan Fisher
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: Marlene & Alan Fisher1
Maximum number of paddlers: 14
  Estimated Air Temperature: 73 degrees
Estimated Water Temperature: 65 degrees
Estimated Water Time: 4 hours including lunch

 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: Only the distance exceeds Level 1. However, if wind increases while we're on the lake, the fetch can increase conditions to Level 2.
Location (Optional): Learn about Speelyai Park:

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