Comments and Discussion
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: This paddle is for novices and intermediate to advanced white water paddlers. There will be two put-ins. The novices will put in at Lower McIver boat ramp. The more experienced paddlers will put in at Upper McIver Boat ramp. The novices will not put in until the advanced group joins them. It will take about an hour or less to float from Upper to Lower McIver. The entire group will then float from McIver to Barton Regional Park together. Safety boats will be designated before put in. The forecast is for 1700 cfs on Sunday. This is an all around fun and reasonably safe flow for all. We will set shuttle at Barton. The experienced paddlers will probably leave Barton first, earlier than the novice group in order to cut the wait time down. Water temp is 42 deg. F. This is a level three paddle. We all should be off the water by 3 pm.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: McIver State Park, lower and upper
Take out: Barton Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: will cancel
Required equipment: Helmet, Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Shawn Altman
Assistant Organizer(s): Mel Wishan, Kathy Mitchell, Chip Carter
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: Mel Wishan
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 deg F.
Estimated Water Temperature: 42 deg F
Estimated Water Time: 4 hours
Tide times & heights: N/A
Current information: 4 to 8 knots
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 3: Waves to 3', breaking waves to 2'
Sea state: Level 3: Waves to paddle tops; numerous whitecaps, waves becoming longer
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 4: Up to 6 knots
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 3
Rating Comments: Flows can be less than forecast, requiring rethinking of put ins. Organizers will be attentive to flow and gauge height in advance of paddle and up to put in.
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon