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John Day Ramp / Svensen Is (South Channel) (Level 2)

  • August 10, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • John Day River Boat Ramp, Fern Hill, OR
  • 12

This trip is limited to members who are WEC.  Registration will likely occur at the Event site at a meeting the evening before.  The TO may communicate with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.

Narrative: Paddle out and back from the John Day boat ramp along the protected & rural scenic waters of the South Channel of the Columbia River to Svensen Island, an eponymous pioneer settler's homestead.  


Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: John Day Ramp
Take out: John Day Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: None - cancel if conditions merit
Required equipment:  
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
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: 14
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): 6 hours
Tide times & heights: Sat Low 9:12 am -2.03 ft / Sat High 2:59 pm 7.46 ft (Tidespy for Settlers Point Columbia River)
Current information: mild
Hazards:  
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 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): 46.178461 -123.752061 

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