Trip Cancelled due to weather, will reschedule in the next few weeks.
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: Timothy Lake is the largest body of water in the Mount Hood National Forest at 1,550 acres and 3300 feet elevation, and it offers spectacular views of Mount Hood. Our trip will circumnavigate the lake, a distance of approximately 8-9 miles, exploring the coves and the water source for the lake. There are lots of nice spots to go on shore to stretch our legs and have a lunch break. At times, the winds in the afternoon can create some choppy conditions, but we can stay close to the shore to avoid the waves if needed. At this time of the year, the water is still quite cold, so dry suits are required. We will launch from the Pine Point Day Use Launch. There is a $5 parking fee or free if you have a Northwest Forest Annual Pass. Vault toilets and water are available, but there are no other services or cell reception nearby, so bring water and lunch. There are some good post paddle refreshment options in Government Camp. Weather can be quite variable in early April at this altitude, so we will keep an eye on the conditions as we approach the trip date and notify if any changes will occur.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip Put in: Pine Point Day Use Launch
Take out: Pine Point Day Use Launch
Route Alternative for bad weather: To be determined
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Jillian Rivas-Davila
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: Bob Freshman
Maximum number of paddlers: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes Estimated Air Temperature: 45-60
Estimated Water Temperature: 40-45
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: NA
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: There are winds that may come up in the afternoon and create some chop, so overall rating is Level 2
Location (Optional): 45°06'49.5"N 121°48'07.0"W
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