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Level 2 Paddle - East Fork Lewis River Wetlands

  • February 10, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Timmens Landing, 200 NW Lacenter Rd, La Center, WA
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Registration

  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

Registration is closed
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, if you intend to wear a spray skirt.

Narrative: This is an. easy paddle, assuming the water is high enough, through the wetlands of the Lewis river. You will get the opportunity to route find a channel to paddle and explore areas not normally accessible to water craft. Last year we were able to paddle over a hiking bridge. This is just a fun close in paddle!
Need assistant so we can take 12.
NO! bathroom facilities at put in.
Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in:
 We will put in at Timmens Landing in the town of La Center Wa.
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Columbia Slough
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Full Wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Glen Duey
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman

 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:
 Glen Duey
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: 45
Estimated Water Time: 3 hours
Tide times & heights: High tide about 12.30
Current information: Current at put in less than 2 knots

Hazards: 
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: Generally an easy paddle that might require some maneuvering in close spaces
Location (Optional): Timmens Landing, under the bridge

 

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