• Home
  • Bachelor Island Circumnavigation (Level 2)

Bachelor Island Circumnavigation (Level 2)

  • October 07, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Ridgefield boat launch, Ridgefield, WA
  • 1


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval of the TO.

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  To register you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

Narrative: We will launch at the Ridgefield boat launch and paddle around Bachelor Island, going up Bachelor slough, down the Columbia and back up Lake River. The tide will be high in the morning so hopefully we can paddle through the slough. We can/will take breaks as needed, at least 2 including lunch.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Ridgefield boat launch 
Take out: Ridgefield boat launch 
Route Alternative for bad weather: explore Lake River.
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Monte Johnston 
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: 65-68
Estimated Water Temperature: 67
Estimated Water Time: 4 hrs
Tide times & heights: 6:30 am high, 2:00 pm low
Current information:  
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 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):  
Photos (optional):

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software