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Level 2 Paddle - Willamette River: Milwaukie Riverfront Park to George Rogers Park & Hog Island

  • March 07, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Milwaukie Riverfront Park Boat Ramp
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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: Milwaukie Riverfront Park to George Rogers and perhaps up to Hog Is. (6-9 miles RT)
We’ll meet at Milwaukie Riverfront Park at 9:30 a.m. and plan to launch around 10:15 a.m. We’ll be paddling upriver against the tide and current, so it will be slower going than our return trip, but we’ve done it before at this flow rate and gage height, and we can do it again! Heading back will be a breeze. Lunch at George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego.

Parking is free, but it can be limited. If you don’t find a NON-trailer spot at the boat ramp, plan B is to drop off your boat and park across the street in the business area. Single vehicles are NOT allowed in the trailer parking spots. You can launch from the dock, ramp, or rocky beach. Bathrooms are available. 

We will observe the Four Ps: Please Plan to be a Pod Participant! If you are a lone wolf, this is not the trip for you. This will be a relaxed pace trip; SUPs are welcome.
                                                 Tides at Morrison St. Bridge:

2018/03/07 Wed 08:27 AM 2.75 H
2018/03/07 Wed 5:16 PM 0.85 L
                                                Gage projected to be 5.5 to 7.5.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:15:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Milwaukie Riverfront Park Boat Ramp
Take out: Milwaukie Riverfront Park Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: None.
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s):  Joe Howell, 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: Chris Mayou
Maximum number of paddlers: 14 (two pods, as needed)
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 53
Estimated Water Temperature: 45
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5-6 hours
Tide times & heights: Morrison St. Bridge: 2018/03/07 Wed 08:27 AM 2.75 H 2018/03/07 Wed 5:16 PM 0.85 L
Current information: River current approx. 1-2 knots
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
Location (Optional): 11211 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222

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