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Level 2 Paddle - Wednesdays on the Willamette

  • March 28, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Milwaukie Riverfront Park Latitude: 45.442979 | Longitude: -122.642994
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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.

 Next Wednesday (3/28) is scheduled to be a sunny day in Portland with temps in low 60s and light winds (under 7mph). Join me on a paddle from Milwaukie River Front up and around Ross Island and back, a distance of about 9 miles. There are plenty of places for takeouts along the way. If winds pick up we can always shorten our paddle. Tides will be mostly favorable to our travel with a low tide at 10:42 and a high at 3:16pm. This means we'll paddle downstream with the current, but we'll have a slight push back from incoming tide. On our way back to Milwaukie we'll have the same incoming tide to assist us upstream until about 3:30. The plan is to be off the water by 4pm. Wednesday is also the night of our General Meeting, so people from out of the area will already be in the "neighborhood" for our meeting. Parking at the boat ramp is limited due to construction. We can still drop off our boats and then park across the road. Fees may apply. There is a restroom at the launch. 

Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Milwaukie River Front Park
Take out: Same 
Route Alternative for bad weather: Shorten paddle or cancel
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): 
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: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 62°
Estimated Water Temperature: 48°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: low 10:42am; high 3:16pm
Current information: under 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 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): Latitude: 45.442979 | Longitude: -122.642994

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