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Level 2 Paddle - Circumnavigate Hayden/Tomahawk Islands

  • March 08, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Alder Creek Jantzen Beach Boat Dock
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  • 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.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.

Narrative: We will launch from the dock behind Alder Creek shop at 200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, Portland, Oregon. From there, carefully move through the moored boats to the North Portland channel, and head upriver toward the upstream end of Tomahawk Island. Then around the upstream end of the island, paying attention to stay clear of the wing dam, and start downstream on the main Columbia River toward the I-5 bridge. Continue down river to the end of Hayden Island, and turn left back into the North Portland channel. Then back up the channel to the Alder Creek boat dock. We will take shore breaks as needed. Likely stop for lunch on the downstream end of Hayden Island. 
This is about 10 nautical miles round trip. There are restrooms at Alder Creek, and rustic opportunities along the route as best suits.
If anyone is inclined we can work on strokes or rescues. This would be a great opportunity for some forward stroke practice. 
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Alder Creek Jantzen Beach Boat Dock
Take out: Same as put in
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Dennis Pennell
Assistant Organizer(s): None
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: Dennis Pennell
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 45
Estimated Water Temperature: 40
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6 hours
Tide times & heights: Vancouver Washington
Date Day of the Week Time (LST/LDT) Predicted (ft) High/Low
2018/03/08 Thu 04:42 AM 0.62 L
2018/03/08 Thu 10:01 AM 2.91 H
2018/03/08 Thu 6:46 PM 0.37 L
Current information: 1.5 knot
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 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered 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

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