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Florence Event - Level 1 Paddle N. Fork of Siuslaw from Bender Landing park

  • July 12, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Bender Landing County Park, Florence, OR 97439 44°00'14.3"N 124°04'16.0"W
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

Registration is closed
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, if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.

Narrative: Sign-ups are for Florence Event registrants only, please. Lunch at Bender Landing County Park (noon), then head upstream with the incoming tide at 1 p.m. for a two-and-a-half hour round-trip paddle on this narrow north arm of the Siuslaw River. Eating blackberries from our boats was a highlight in 2017. Turn around when the tide turns, around 2:15 p.m. We should be back at our cars by 3:30, loaded up and back to Honeyman by 4:15 or so. Set up your tent and join in happy hour or whatever social event is going on. 

Don’t get confused by Google Maps, which may want to take you into a swamp. Stay on the road you’ve been following until you arrive at well-civilized Bender Landing County Park. $4 parking fee; vault toilets. You can print a day use permit at home:

Meeting Time: 11:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 1:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Bender Landing County Park, Florence, OR 97439
Take out: Bender Landing County Park, Florence, OR 97439
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBA
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Rich Becker or other Event TO
Assistant Organizer(s): David Smith or other Event TO
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: 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: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 2 1/2 hours 
Tide times & heights: High tide around 2:15 p.m.
Current information: Less than one knot, probably
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): Google Maps: Bender Landing County Park, Florence, OR 97439 44°00'14.3"N 124°04'16.0"W

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