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Timothy Lake (Level 2)

  • July 28, 2018
  • 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Pine Point Day Use Launch, Mt. Hood
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professionals & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the Trip Organizer.

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  To register, you'll need to log into your member account on the OOPS website.

Reminder: Registration is always conditional upon final approval of the Trip Organizer.  The TO may contact you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.

Narrative: Join Joe Howell and me at Timothy Lake. It’s a great place to paddle during the summer, usually a bit cooler than the Portland area. It’s also the largest body of water in the Mount Hood National Forest at 1,550 acres and 3300 feet elevation, and it offers truly spectacular views of Mount Hood. 

Our trip will circumnavigate the lake, a distance of approximately 8-9 miles, exploring the coves and the water source for the lake. There are lots of nice spots to go on shore to stretch our legs and have a lunch break. At time the winds in the afternoon can create some choppy conditions, but we can stay close to the shore to avoid the waves if needed. We'll launch from the Pine Point Day Use Launch, there is a $5 parking fee  (free if you have a Northwest Forest Annual Pass). Vault toilets are available but there are no other services or cell reception nearby, so bring plenty of water and lunch. There are some good post paddle refreshment options in Government Camp. Be ready to launch by 10AM
Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Pine Point Day Use Launch
Take out: Pine Point Day Use Launch
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
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: Bob Freshman
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: 75-85
Estimated Water Temperature: 65-70
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 Hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: NA
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:  
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This is rated at Level 2 because of the distance and because it is not uncommon for winds to come up in the afternoon and create some chop. If you are not wet exit certified but feel you are comfortable in windy and choppy conditions, you can join in and not wear your sprayskirt. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this trip or conditions.
Location (Optional):  https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Cove+(Timothy+Lake)+Day-Use/@45.1100588,-121.8024571,15z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x54be39696339efeb:0x7013708f2d9af9ce!2sTimothy+Lake!3b1!8m2!3d45.1224754!4d-121.7840389!3m4!1s0x0:0x2dd0336a94622e5e!8m2!3d45.1107119!4d-121.7988592
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