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Level 2 Paddle - Ross Island Circumnav

  • April 09, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Willamette Park Portland 45° 28.532 N 122° 40.128 W
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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: This will be a fun and relaxed paddle around Ross Island, possibly going further upstream if people want to paddle more. We will start by doing a quick crossing over to Ross Island, paddling north along the west side of the Island, and coming back to eat lunch on the more protected and scenic east side. If people want, we can then continue upstream for a while and allow the current to bring us back to Willamette Park. Monday is shaping up to be a beautiful day (a high temp of around 70) and the only day without rain forecasted for a while, so come soak in some vitamin D with a good group. We will do a mid-late morning launch from Willamette Park, catering to everyone's sleep habits and morning routines. Parking at the boat launch is $6 for all day. So come join Joe and me for a fun trip.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park in Portland
Take out: Willamette Park in Portland
Route Alternative for bad weather: To be Determined
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Adam Oken
Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
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: 55-70°F
Estimated Water Temperature: 49°F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3-4 hours
Tide times & heights: 
Current information: Mild current, less than 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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 
45° 28.532 N 122° 40.128 W Behind Portland Kayak Company
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