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Level 2 Paddle - Columbia/Reed Island Channel

  • March 16, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Steamboat Landing Park SR-14 & 15th Street Washougal 98671
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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.  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.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.

Narrative: Please join us for this Columbia River paddle. Launching from the dock at Steamboat Landing Park in Washougal, we plan to paddle up the Columbia River to Reed Island, a 500 acre 2.5 mile state park that lies to the south of Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge on the Washington side. Our journey will take us up the channel to the east end of the island for lunch. The plan is to return along the same route, although there could be other options depending on timing, conditions and group consensus. The inside of the channel is always a good place to practice strokes and on a clear day offers impressive Mt. Hood views. Please note that if high winds are forecast, we may change venues to our alternate foul weather route.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Steamboat Landing Park, Washougal, WA (not to be confused with the marina with the same name in Vancouver) 
Take out: Steamboat Landing Park, Washougal
Route Alternative for bad weather: Alternative Columbia River trip Launching from Scappoose Bay 
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Jillian Rivas-Davila
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: 
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: 40-52
Estimated Water Temperature: 40
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5
Tide times & heights: H 7:30am 2.56ft L 2:46pm .023ft H 7:10pm 1.97ft (Times for Sandy river mouth approximately 2 miles west of launch)
Current information: 1-2 knts
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
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: 
Location (Optional): Steamboat Landing Park SR-14 & 15th Street Washougal 98671

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