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Level 1 Paddle - Disappearing lake in Washington

  • May 14, 2018
  • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 45°54'46.1"N 121°41'55.5"W
  • 4


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

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Narrative: An interesting easy paddle. There is no easy way to explain this paddle. The lake we're paddling is formed by snow melt in the spring. the rest of the year it is just a meadow. The lake is formed by a volcanic lava flow with all the irregularities of a lava flow. With the lake as full as it is, many small channels have opened up for us to explore. I was up there this past Monday and the lake is FULL!

Do a Google search for " disappearing lake Washington" for additional information and pictures

2 hours drive from Portland

NO restrooms
Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: NF 66 after 2 miles of gravel
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: NA
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Glen Duey
Assistant Organizer(s): Susan Dininni
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: Glen
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: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 2.5
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: Easy paddle with only Lava rocks and submerged logs to watch for.
Location (Optional): 45.9127981,-121.6987585. 

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