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Youngs River: Klaskanine River to Astoria (Level 2)

  • August 09, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Public Boat Ramp at Klaskanine River Bridge
  • 12

This trip is limited to members who are WEC.  Registration will take place the evening before the trip at the Event HQ.

Narrative: 8 mile paddle from Klaskanine River launch into Young's River & finally to Astoria with the tidal current through scenic small river sections to wider river sections on flood plains to Young's Bay.
Meeting Time: 11:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 12:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Public ramp by bridge over Klaskanine River
Take out: Astoria Recreation Center by Old Young's Bay Bridge
Route Alternative for bad weather: cancel if conditions warrant 
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: Peter Carew
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:  
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
Estimated Water Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Thu High 12:54 pm 7.30 ft / Thu Low 6:19 pm 1.99 ft (Tidespy, Cathcart Landing on Young’s River)
Current information: 1 knot
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
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: put as level 2 due to potential winds and waves in Young's Bay, length of 8 miles and need for spray skirt
Location (Optional): launch = 46.091117 -123.752377 / take out = Astoria Recreation Center, 1555 W Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103 
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