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Level 2 Paddle - Willamette Park to Narrows and Possibly Beyond

  • November 11, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Willamette Park Boat Ramp - West Linn
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer.

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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification.  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.

Narrative: It looks like we may have a weather window for this coming Saturday and here is a chance to get on the water. We will launch from Willamette Park in West Linn at 10 AM and head upriver to the Narrows. The river gauge is at 58.9 feet and could possibly rise a bit by Saturday. We can practice in the currents and eddies in the Narrows and explore that area. There is also the option to continue upriver a bit further before heading back. I would expect paddlers will have some moderate currents in the Narrows and should be somewhat comfortable with these conditions. There will be options to opt-out of the stronger current if needed. Weather looks promising with less than 20% chance of showers and mild wind. High temp of 55.
Bring snacks/lunch/water. We will make at least one stop along the way.

Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park Boat Ramp
Take out: Willamette Park Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
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: Bob Freshman
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: 55
Estimated Water Temperature: 47
Estimated Water Time: 3-4 Hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: 1 to 3 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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
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: Based on the potential for moderate currents and eddies at the Narrows, paddlers should be comfortable with these conditions. There will be opt-out opportunities if needed at the Narrows.
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