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

  • March 19, 2018
  • 1:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 [exit 25 off of I-84]
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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: I’m free Monday afternoon, and it looks like a great day to be on the water. While others slog through commuter traffic, we’ll be paddling the mighty Columbia. I hope a few others can work with this last-minute invitation to join me on a round-trip paddle from Rooster Rock State Park upriver and around Sand Island. We’ll stay on the Oregon side of the river. Total distance is about nine miles. We’ll head upriver with an outgoing tide along the back side (south side) of Sand Island. I expect our upriver trip and a break on the island will take three hours, but the trip back will be closer to one hour as we’ll have the current and last remnants for the tide with us. We’ll break for a snack or dinner on Sand Island; it’s a short climb to the top of the dunes for a view to the north. Please arrive by 1:15 p.m. We’ll get ready to launch at 2:00 p.m. Drysuits are a must. My goal is to be off the water around 6:00 p.m., but no guarantees! By the time we load up, the commuters will mostly be off the roads. Sunset is around 7:30 p.m. Park at the far west end of the parking lot by the boat ramp. There are 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 are welcome. 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. 

Water temp 43; air temp 55. Current 1.5 knots. Winds NW 6 mph.
Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 [exit 25 off of I-84]

Meeting Time: 1:15:00 PM
Launch Time: 2:00:00 PM
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): 
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: 6; more if another TO signs up
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Temperature: 43
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Washougal
2018/03/19 Mon 09:51 AM 1.56 H
2018/03/19 Mon 5:35 PM 0.24 L
2018/03/19 Mon 10:03 PM 1.27 H

Current information: Approx. 1.5 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
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 

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