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Island Hopping Redux--Washougal to Reed Island R.T. (Level 2)

  • October 29, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Washougal Riverfront Park, 56 S 1st St, Washougal, WA 98671
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval of the Trip Organizer.

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I’m borrowing Monte’s island-hopping theme and picking up the trip he couldn’t do earlier due to high wind and heavy rain--Washougal Waterfront Park to Reed Island (circumnavigation). 

We’ll paddle along the north shore of the Columbia River and past Cottonwood Beach as we make our way up the channel between Reed Island State Park and Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. This is a 10-mile trip, and we will do some paddling in the main channel of the Columbia.  We’ll launch from the new Washougal Waterfront Park; be water-ready by 10:00 a.m.  We should be off the water around 3 p.m.  By unloading at the east end of the parking lot, it’s a short distance to the water along a gently sloping ramp. Free parking, bathrooms, and picnic tables overlooking the Columbia River.  Not suitable for boats shorter than 12 ft., inflatables, or beginner SUPS.  Intermediate/advanced SUPs or canoes with flotation devices welcome.

Vancouver Tides 10/29/2017

Low:  9:47 a.m.  0.5 ft.

High:  3:22 p.m.  2.0 ft.

Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m.
Launch Time: 10:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Washougal Waterfront Park
Take out: Washougal Waterfront Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Stuart Teicher
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
Maximum number of paddlers: 12
Estimated Air Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Time: 3-4 hours plus breaks
Tide times & heights: Vancouver Tides 10/29/2017
Low: 9:47 a.m. 0.5 ft.
High: 3:22 p.m. 2.0 ft.
Current information: We'll go upriver in the side channel and downriver in the main channel, staying close to Reed Island.
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
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:   Not suitable for boats shorter than 12 ft., inflatables, or beginner SUPS. Intermediate/advanced SUPs or canoes with flotation devices welcome.
Location (Optional): 56 S 1st St, Washougal, WA 98671

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