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Summer Solstice Morning Paddle (Level 1)

  • June 21, 2018
  • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Willamette Park, Portland
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle

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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt).  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: The longest day of the year is nigh. Come join me for an early morning paddle around Ross Island, before the day heats up. SUPS invited too. I was going to suggest a sunrise paddle but really, how many of you want to meet me at 0500? So let’s say meet at Willamette Park at 7:00, launch at 7:30, and be back at the dock before we have to plug the meters at 9. We’ll just loop around Ross Island, enjoying the quiet of the morning. And then, for those who can, come up to my house, (5 mins away) for coffee and strawberry shortcake.
Meeting Time: 7:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 7:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park, Portland
Take out: Willamette Park, Portland
Route Alternative for bad weather: Cancel
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Connie Lively
Assistant Organizer(s): None
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: 6 0r 12 if another TO is willing to assist.
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 1-1/2 HOURS
Tide times & heights: 

06/21 07:00 5.57ft
06/21 08:00 5.31ft
06/21 09:00 5.12ft
06/21 10:00 5.08ft

Current information:
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
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments:
Location (Optional): Willamette Park, Portland,

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