Comments and Discussion
As with all Classes and Trips at Events, signups will be done at the Event.
Narrative: Kilisut Harbor sits between Indian Island on the west and Marrowstone Island on the east. It is a narrow inlet extending about 4 miles in a SSE direction. We will put in at Fort Flagler lower beach area and head south along the coast of Marrowstone Island to Mystery Bay State Park for lunch. The Indian Island side is part of the naval base and entry is restricted, but we can explore the coast line. The bay is not wide, and most of Marrowstone is accessible. This is a fairly protected area, and would be a good paddle when other areas may be locked out due to inclement weather. The launch is about a 35 min. drive from the campground and will NOT require a Discovery Pass as June 9th is a Discovery Pass free day to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. We will carpool from the campground at 09:00 on Saturday morning. Sign-up will be on Friday evening after checking the weather report.
Fort Flagler is part of the three forts that protected the entrance to Puget Sound. The others being Fort Worden and Fort Casey. Known as the "Triangle of Fire" their positions meant that at least one of the forts had enfilading fire on any attacking ship formations and thus made Puget Sound highly secure. There are buildings and exhibits in the northeast part of the park at Marrowstone Point for those interested in investigating on the drive back.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip Put in: Fort Flagler Marina
Take out: Fort Flagler Marina
Route Alternative for bad weather: Hiking in Fort Flagler
Required equipment: Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Rich Becker Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
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: Rich Becker
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: 60 degrees F
Estimated Water Temperature: 50 degrees F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hrs.
Tide times & heights: Low: 1.35 ft. at 08:36; High 4.9 ft. at 14:50
Current information: <1 knot tidal exchange
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
Overall rating: Level 1 Rating Comments: Protected location. Easy to modify trip to ensure a level 1 rating under most conditions.
Location (Optional): Fort Flagler Marina next to lower campgrounds and picnic shelter.
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon