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Young's River Shuttle, (Level 1)

  • August 10, 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • TBD: Youngs R or Klaskanie R
  • 12


  • active members including kayaking professional & Lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approvable the TO.

This trip is limited to Members who are WEC, unless exempt under Activity Policy, Sec. F.1.    Registration will occur the evening before at the Event HQ.

Narrative: We will setup a shuttle from the take-out at Astoria Yacht Club in Youngs Bay. The put-in will likely be just below Youngs River Falls, or on the Klaskanie River. The issue will be how much water is in those rivers. I'll scout the sites on Wednesday and adjust the route at that time. We may put-in further down the river earlier and paddle up with the tide and then turn about close to when the ebb starts around 2 pm

More details will be supplied the night before during the event signup and of course could be modified based on the weather report. Most of the paddle is highly protected with the main hazard being river debris upstream and afternoon winds on Youngs Bay. This could be a 9 mile paddle, but we will have current assist, so it will be close to a level 1 paddle with the requirement that some directional control in current may be required.

Meeting Time: 12:30:00 PM
Launch Time: 1:30:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Youngs River or Klaskanie River
Take out: Astoria Yacht Club
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Rich Becker
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Rich Becker
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: 60°F
Estimated Water Temperature: 65°F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hr.
Tide times & heights: 7.4 ft. high tide about 2 pm.
Current information: < 1 kn.
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 1
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