This trip is limited to members who are WEC, unless exempt under Activity Policy Sec. F.1. To register you'll need to log into your OOPS member account.
Reminder: Registration is conditional upon final approval by the TO, who may communicate with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.
Narrative: Join Bob Freshman and me for a morning paddle on the Willamette River. We'll put in at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego and paddle upstream to Oregon City where we'll take out for breakfast at the Rivershore Hotel. It's about 4.5 miles to the hotel.
Once there, we'll leave our boats at the shore and walk a short distance up the bank to the Hotel's restaurant which includes a dining deck overlooking the river. We'll enjoy time for breakfast or just some coffee and pastries before getting back into our boats and heading back to Lake Oswego with a slight current assist.
Total distance for the paddle will be 8-9 miles. With a launch about 8:30am we should be off the water by 2pm.
Meeting Time: 8:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 8:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
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: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 90°
Estimated Water Temperature: 75°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: Oregon City: low tide at 12:50 pm; high at 4:45 pm
Current information: less than 1knot
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
Overall rating: Level 1
Location (Optional): Lattitude 45.411707; Longitude 122.663212
Comments and Discussion
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon