Comments and Discussion
This trip is limited to members who are WEC. Reminder: Registration is conditional upon final approval of the TO, who may communicate with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.
Narrative: Rocks and trains. Construction of the South Jetty started in 1886 and took 27 years to finish. The remnants of the old wooden trestle for the trains that helped build the south jetty are still in place.
This will be a slow and lazy paddle around Jetty Lagoon also called Trestle Lagoon. Put in will be at Lot D which is north of the lagoon within Ft Stevens State Park. We'll likely stay in the lagoon and do a circumnavigation of the 244 acre bay exploring the subtidal and intertidal mudflats and marsh habitats of the bay. It's possible to see an abundance of wildlife in the area. There's also the option of heading to Seafarer's Park which would add about 2 miles to the trip. This is a great trips to recover from your Thursday's trip and rest up for Saturday's trip.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Lot D at Ft. Stevens State Park
Take out: Lot D at Ft. Stevens State Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Sean M. Dillon
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: Sean M. Dillon
Maximum number of paddlers: 6 or 12 with an ATO
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 67
Estimated Water Temperature: 69
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours
Tide times & heights: L 6:53am -2.13
H 1:32am 7.31
L 6:50pm 1.62
Current information: Point Adams Current
MF 11:07 kt 2.29
ME 5:53pm kt -2.44
These are from a nearby station, but a rock jetty separates the lagoon from the rest of the bay.
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: There could be some small waves at the beach where we're launching and getting to the lagoon behind the jetty.
Location (Optional): Lot D Ft. Steven State Park
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon