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Willamette Park to Willamette Narrows (Level 1)

  • September 30, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Willamette Park, West Linn, OR
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.
  • active club members, including kayaking professionals & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

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This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC (unless exempt under Activity policy F.1.).  To register, you'll need to lo into your member account on the OOPS website.

Narrative: Join me for my third and final Mentored Trip to become a Trip Organizer! Arrive at 9:30 to be ready to launch from West Linn Willamette Park at 10 am. We'll paddle up the west side of the river, going behind the small rock island to the right and continuing on past Rock Island to a convenient stop for lunch (possibly crossing to the east side to lunch on the small beach just north of Rock Island). After lunch we can do a little exploring to see how well we can get through the rocks in The Narrows and find our way back out to the main channel for our return to the boat launch. Total distance 5-6 miles depending on the exact route. We should be back at the boat launch by 1:30-2:00. 
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park West Linn, OR 
Take out: Willamette Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Joe Howell
Assistant Organizer(s): Chris Mayou
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 59-70
Estimated Water Temperature: 59
Estimated Water Time: 3-4 hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: 1 mph
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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: Wind and currents in the rocks of the Narrows could provide additional hazards
Location (Optional): 45°20'19.7"N 122°38'58.8"W
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