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Level 2 Paddle - New Member Paddle and Potluck Reed Island/Columbia River

  • July 07, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Steamboat Landing Park, Washougal, WA
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer.

Registration is closed

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.
 Are you a new member or haven’t had the opportunity to paddle with the club? Are you a member interested in welcoming others or just looking for a fun Saturday paddle on the river with friends and food?
We invite you all to come join us Saturday July 7th for the (New Member Paddle and Potluck, Reed Island/Columbia River).
 Hope you will join us for this Columbia River paddle. Launching from the dock at Steamboat Landing Park in Washougal, we plan to paddle up the Columbia River to Reed Island, a 500 acre 2.5 mile state park that lies to the south of Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge on the Washington side. Our journey will take us up the channel to the east end of the island where we can land for our potluck lunch (culinary masterpieces not required). You will have the opportunity to meet other OOPS members, make paddling connections, and learn more about the club. The inside of the channel is always a good place to practice strokes and on a clear day offers impressive Mt. Hood views. Our round trip will be about 6-8 miles.
Please note the dock at steamboat landing park is open but not large, so we will be organized in our launching. This launch in Washougal is not to be confused with the marina of the same name in Vancouver. (while not required please bring a towline if you have one)

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Steamboat Landing Park, Washougal, WA
Take out: Steamboat Landing Park, Washougal, WA
Route Alternative for bad weather: If the wind forcast is higher than level 2 we will notify participants the evening prior to the paddle with options
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Jillian Rivas-Davila
Assistant Organizer(s): Bill Vonnegut, Dave Smith, Chris Mayou, Mel Wisham
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: 24
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 62-85
Estimated Water Temperature: 65+ degrees
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4.5 hours
Tide times & heights: low 10:17am 0.75ft, high 2:29pm 1.67ft, low 9:03pm 0.3ft
Current information: 1-2 knots
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered 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
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): Steamboat Landing Park SR-14 & 15th Street, Washougal WA 98671

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