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Willamette River Fall Colors: Cedaroak Ramp to Willamette Falls

  • September 27, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Cedaroak Boat Ramp beach, West Linn, OR
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Narrative:  
We’ll launch at 11 a.m. and paddle round-trip to Willamette Falls from the Cedaroak Boat Ramp. We’ll tuck behind Cedaroak and Goat Islands going upstream. We’ll break for a lunch on Goat Island. Sea lions are sometimes seen near the falls. The tide will be in our favor, with high tide around noon. We’ll get a little push going up to the falls, and we can enjoy the free ride returning. There is generally a huge eddyline that’s fun to play in at what I’ll describe as the far end of the base of the falls. We won’t be venturing into any squirrely waters. We’ll be back at the boat ramp around 3 p.m., paddling 6-8 miles R.T. depending on our exact route. Anyone for dinner afterwards, before the OOPS General Meeting? I’m rating this a Level 2 for current and distance. Otherwise, it should be a mellow trip.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Morrison St. Bridge.  

2017/09/27 Wed 7:27 AM 0.8 L
2017/09/27 Wed 11:44 AM 1.6 H
2017/09/27 Wed 5:02 PM 0.9 L

Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cedaroak Boat Ramp beach
Take out: Cedaroak Boat Ramp beach
Route Alternative for bad weather: None.
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Rich Becker
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: 14
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: 62
Estimated Water Time: 4 hours, including lunch break
Tide times & heights:  
2017/09/27 Wed 7:27 AM 0.8 L
2017/09/27 Wed 11:44 AM 1.6 H
2017/09/27 Wed 5:02 PM 0.9 L
Current information: 2 knots in some areas
Hazards:  
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 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:  
Location (Optional): Cedaroak Boat Ramp, West Linn, OR
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