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Level 2 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette

  • May 23, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Cedaroak Boatramp 4600 Elmran Drive West Linn, OR 97068
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Registration

  • 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: Let's take a leisure paddle down the Willamette river on Wednesday, 5/23/18. We'll launch from Cedar Oak Boat Ramp in West Linn, OR and head down river to Elk Island in Milwaukie. Once there, we will take out for lunch and breaks (no bathroom facilities, but lots of trees and shrubs). It's about 4 miles to Elk Island, so the round trip will be approximately 8 miles. We can stop along the way going and coming at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego where there is a fine beach and real restrooms. Weather is predicted to be about 79° according to NOAA. This part of the river is tidal influenced. Low tide in Oregon City (just down river from our launch site) will be at 10:51 am. High tide will be at 2:06 pm. This means we'll have a gentle assist coming back upriver from Elk Island. The river is quite full now due to increased snow melt, but the currents are fairly gentle (about 1 mph). Even with increased snow melt, the temperature of the water is about 60°. This is a pretty section of the river, with some islands and natural areas to enjoy along the way. 
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM

Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: 4600 Elmran Drive West Linn, OR 97068
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: david smith
Assistant Organizer(s): 
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: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 79°
Estimated Water Temperature: 60°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4.5 hours
Tide times & heights: Oregon City: low tide at 10:51 am; High tide at 2:06 pm. 
Current information: approximately 1 mph
Hazards: 
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 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 1
Rating Comments: I have rated this trip a level 2 due to higher levels of water reducing take out opportunities and a total distance of 7-8 miles. 
Location (Optional): Latitude: 45.389189 | Longitude: -122.628708


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