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Lopez Island: Level 2 - Odlin Park to Spencer Spit State Park

  • September 15, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Odlin Park Beach

This trip is limited to members who are WEC.  Registration for every trip is always conditional upon final approval by the TO. The TO may communicate with you to assess whether your skills & equipment are appropriate for the conditions. Signups will be done at the event.
 No need to drive today. We’ll launch from Odlin’s beach, head north around the northernmost tip of Lopez Island, past the ferry terminal, then head south to the protected water by Spencer Spit State Park. We’ll cross Shoal Bay on our way out, but may explore it on our return. This will allow more time for Swifts Bay and the small islands by Spencer Spit. We’ll allow time for a leisurely lunch so that we can explore the spit or park on foot. Some folks may prefer a nap. Our trip to Spencer Spit will be about six miles. Our return trip may be a little longer, depending on how we go about exploring Swifts Bay and Shoal Bay. Currents and tidal exchange will be minimal; currents should not exceed 0.4 knots and will mostly be less. Bring a lunch. We’ll launch at 10:15 a.m. SHARP and should be back to camp by 4 p.m. There are gaps in the ferry schedule from about 11 a.m to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:40 pm. We’ll use those gap times to go around Upright Head.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:15:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Odlin County Park beach
Take out: Odlin County Park beach
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
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: 
Maximum number of paddlers: TBD
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 6 hours
Tide times & heights: Upright Head, Lopez Island tides
9/15/2018 Sat 6:48 AM PDT Sunrise  
9/15/2018 Sat 10:46 AM PDT 6.5 feet High Tide 5.8+ ft.
9/15/2018 Sat 4:01 PM PDT 4.5 feet Low Tide 2.0- ft.
9/15/2018 Sat 7:23 PM PDT Sunset
Current information: Less than 0.4 knots
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Actual trip rating to be determined on site

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