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Level 2 Trip: Rooster Rock to Sand Island R.T.

  • November 29, 2017
  • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019
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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 (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt).  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 if you intend to wear a spray skirt.

Narrative:  I’m in the mood for some Columbia River views. Please join me on a round-trip paddle from Rooster Rock State Park upriver and around Sand Island. Total distance will be about nine miles. We’ll head upriver on the incoming tide along the back side (south side) of Sand Island. We’ll break for lunch on Sand Island, where energetic paddlers might climb to the top of the dunes. For our return leg of the journey, we’ll keep Sand Island close and to our left as we head back in the main channel of the Columbia. We’re going to have to work a bit to go upstream, but we’ll be rewarded with the current and wind in our favor heading back. If the weather forecast (currently showing no rain) changes to rain for Wednesday, the trip may be rescheduled. Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. We’ll get ready to launch at  11:00 a.m. My goal is to be off the water by 3:30 p.m at the latest, but no guarantees! Still, you’ll have plenty of time to get to the OOPS meeting that night. Park at the far west end of the parking lot by the boat ramp. Restrooms available. State park permit or fee required. This level two trip is suitable for boats 12 ft. and longer; no inflatables, please. Intermediate-advanced SUP paddlers who can keep up with kayaks welcome. Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 [exit 25 off of I-84].
Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rooster Rock State Park boat launch
Take out: Rooster Rock State Park boat launch
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
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: 50
Estimated Water Temperature: 48
Estimated Water Time: 4 hours 
Tide times & heights: 

2017/11/29   Wed   10:40 AM   0.27 L
2017/11/29   Wed   3:50 PM   1.52 H
Current information: 1.5 knots
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: Tide times are for Washougal, WA
Location (Optional): Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 

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