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Level 2 Paddle - Columbia River Rooster Rock to Sand Island R.T.

  • February 21, 2018
  • 10:15 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Rooster Rock State Park
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer.

Registration is closed

CANCELED due to weather.

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: I’m in the mood for some Columbia River paddling. 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 last of the incoming tide along the back side (south side) of Sand Island. We’ll break for lunch on Sand Island; it’s a short climb to the top of the dunes for a view to the north. 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 sleet, snow, or icy roads for Wednesday, the trip will be rescheduled. Please arrive by 10:15 a.m. We’ll get ready to launch at 11 a.m. Drysuits are a must. My goal is to be off the water by 3:30 p.m., but no guarantees! Park at the far west end of the parking lot by the boat ramp. Restrooms available, but possibly only the ones at the other end of the parking lot will be unlocked. 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. 

Meeting Time: 10:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rooster Rock State Park
Take out: Rooster Rock State Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Rich Becker
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: 
Maximum number of paddlers: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 34-40
Estimated Water Temperature: 40
Estimated Water Time: 4 hours including breaks
Tide times & heights: Washougal
2018/02/21 Wed 05:39 AM 0.24 L
2018/02/21 Wed 11:33 AM 1.55 H
2018/02/21 Wed 7:25 PM 0.46 L

Current information: 1 knot
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', 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: 
Location (Optional): Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 [exit 25 off of I-84]

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