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Level 2 Paddle - Beacon Rock

  • April 04, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Beacon Rock State Park Latitude: 45.629068 Longitude: -122.021175
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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: Join us for a classic Columbia River paddle on Wednesday, April 4th. We will launch from Beacon Rock State Park in Washington at 10:30 a.m. and paddle upstream behind Pierce and Ives Islands to join the Columbia River. There will be an in-coming tide until about 12 p.m. making travel upriver slightly easier. Once we enter the Columbia, we will hug the Washington shoreline for about a mile before crossing over to the Oregon side, lunching near Tanner Creek Fishway. After lunch, we will then make our way down river on the Oregon side of the river until we are across from the north tip of Ives Island. There we will cross back over towards the Island and continue downstream along its southern side until we reach the west end of Pierce Island where we will turn into the channel that takes us back to our launch point. Total distance will be approximately 7 miles. We should be off the water no later than 3 p.m. Our route may be modified depending on weather conditions that day.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Beacon Rock State Park
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: david smith
Assistant Organizer(s): bob freshman
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 49°
Estimated Water Temperature: 46°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: high at 12:10pm, 1.59'; low at 8:37pm, .1'
Current information: 1-2 knots
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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: 45.629068 | Longitude: -122.021175

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