Comments and Discussion
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 member account on the OOPS website.
Reminder: Registration is conditional upon final approval of the TO, who may communicated with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the trip.
Narrative: It's been a long while since I've paddled this beautiful piece of the Clackamas River. Please join me for a late morning / early afternoon leisurely paddle up to where the river begins to narrow and some current is experienced. We will paddle upstream as long as we can and while everyone remains comfortable. If we're about to run aground or the current becomes a challenge, then we'll head back to the culvert and pass through to the middle fork of the river.
There is ample parking at Promontory Park, restrooms and a restaurant. The boat ramp at the Park will be our put in.
I'm not requiring minimum immersion protection, but be aware the water is from remaining snow melt on Mt. Hood and can be cool - 60 to 65 degrees F - so use your judgment and dress appropriately to keep yourself comfortable if immersed. Temperature at the Estacada gauge is 64 deg.
Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Promontory Park, boat ramp
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Melvyn Wishan
Assistant Organizer(s): Steve Hensley
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: Mel Wishan
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: 77
Estimated Water Temperature: 60-65
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours
Tide times & heights: N/A
Current information: only as we paddle upstream
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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
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
Rating Comments: Essentially a level one unless we stay on the water longer and paddle to the dam
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon