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Level 1 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette - George Rogers Park

  • October 10, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 611 S. State St., Lake Oswego, OR


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer
  • Fully Certified Trip Organizers

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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.
Narrative: Join me for a scenic paddle up the Willamette River next Wednesday. NOAA predicts a mostly sunny day while Sailflow is showing very light winds of 2-4 mph throughout the day. This is Oregon and conditions may change. We'll leave from George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego and paddle upriver about 4 miles to Maddox Woods located behind Goat Island in West Linn. We'll be paddling against a mild current and outgoing tide. However, those same currents and outgoing tide will assist us on our way back. On our way to Maddox Woods, we'll pass by several small islands and where the Clackamas River empties into the Willamette along the way. Once there, we'll take out for breaks and refreshments before our return to our launch site. Total trip distance will be approximately 8 miles. So, come practice your strokes, draws, edging skills and/or bow and stern rudders. There are restrooms available and plenty of free parking at the launch. The portage to the water from the park is best served with "wheels" if you have them. Otherwise, we'll help each other get boats to and from the water. 

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
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: 
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: 62°
Estimated Water Temperature: 60°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Oregon City: High at 7:54am (2.52m); Low at 4:28pm (.15m)
Current information: Less than 1 mph
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 1
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 611 S. State St., Lake Oswego, OR

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