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Level 2 Paddle - Rooster Rock to Sand Island

  • September 09, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 [exit 25 off of I-84]
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification. To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account, and your account will need to be a member of the "Wet Exit Certified" group.  Your acceptance is conditional on approval by the Organizer, who may contact you with questions about your skills and equipment.  If the measured water temperature is different enough from that listed below to warrant a change in required immersion protection, the Organizer will contact all participants and the Trips Board member with the update at least a day before the trip.
 Join me and Bob Freshman for a paddle on the Columbia River this coming Sunday. The skies look clear, wind is predicted to be moderate and the current is gentle. This is a beautiful place in the Columbia River Gorge just below the Vista House and and a few miles west of Cape Horn on the Washington side. We'll paddle east from Rooster Rock and circumnavigate Sand Island where we can take a break before heading back to our launch. Total distance will be approximately 8 miles. We will paddle east in the morning against a slight current and ebbing tide, but have a current assist on our way back in the afternoon. There is a day use parking fee of $5 paid with a credit card. An Oregon State Parks pass also works. Park at the west end of the parking lot. Restrooms are available. 
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rooster Rock State Park
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
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: 75°
Estimated Water Temperature: 66°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: NOAA at Washougal: high at 8:09 am; low at 3:19 pm
Current information: 1 knot
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 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
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Winds may be stronger than predicted. 
Location (Optional): Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 [exit 25 off of I-84]

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