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: It’s going to be a warm one Wednesday ! Let’s stay cool along a scenic stretch of the Willamette River and practice some kayak strokes and towing. We'll launch from Lake Oswego’s George Rogers Park. There is a path that goes near the bathrooms and down to the beach. Bring your wheels and share them with others, too. We'll work our way upriver past Hog Island and up to Cedaroak Boat Ramp where there are beach areas and bathrooms. There is also a nice lagoon where we can practice towing and strokes. We may decide to paddle another mile upstream to Goat Island.
We'll launch at 11:00 a.m. and likely be off the water by 3:30 p.m. or a bit earlier. This will be five to seven miles round-trip. We won’t rush it; we’ll work on some different strokes, maybe with some follow-the-leader thrown in for good measure. High tide should be around 3:00 p.m. River flow is moderate; we’ll progress more slowing heading upstream but make up for it heading back. Bring along a lunch or snack.
I have specified a farmer john wetsuit as the minimal immersion gear. Please chat with me if you feel something else would be more appropriate for you. 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.
Afterwards, some folks might want to head to a local brewpub or restaurant. Stickman’s is on the lake. http://www.stickmenbeer.com/home-pub. Laughing Planet has outdoor seating. There are lots of choices in Lake Oswego. For those who don’t head home first before heading over to Lucky Lab for our meeting, an idea is to visit the Elk Rock Garden at The Bishop’s Close (11800 SW Military Lane, Portland, OR). http://www.elkrockgarden.org/welcome/ It’s a nice stroll.
George Rogers Park.
611 State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
(Follow Green Street to the dead end parking lot.)
Morrison St. Bridge predicted tides:
2018/04/25 Wed 09:22 AM 0.73 L
2018/04/25 Wed 1:55 PM 2.60 H
2018/04/25 Wed 10:36 PM 0.42 L
Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: George Rogers Park.
Take out: George Rogers Park.
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Dave Smith
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: 7
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70-80
Estimated Water Temperature: 53
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 hours
Tide times & heights: High tide approx. 3 p.m. See the narrative.
Current information: 1-2 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 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
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This should be an easy Level 2 trip. Wind could make a difference.
Location (Optional): 611 State Street, Lake Oswego, OR
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