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Level 1 Paddle - Beaver Creek Woodland Marsh Habitat Exploration

  • February 11, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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: Beaver Creek is a gentle 2-mile meandering creek about 5 miles south of Newport. We will launch at the boat ramp across Highway 101 from Brian Booth State Park. The creek snakes its way through marshes and woodlands, which are home to river otters, bald eagles, great blue and green-backed herons, belted kingfishers, and even deer, coyote, black bear, and cougar (hopefully the bear and cougar are at long distance).
On our return, if people have an interest, we can head west a short distance, paddling past the state park picnic area and under a footbridge to where the creek meets the beach.

Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: 44°31.225 N 124°04.180 W Boat launch across 101 from Brian Booth State Park
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Joe howell
Assistant Organizer(s): Chris Mayou
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: 48-53
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time: 3 hours
Tide times & heights: Slight tidal influence: High 6.73 8:18am Low 0.52 3:30 PM
Current information: <1 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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 44°31'13.5"N 124°04'10.8"W

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