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Hayden-Tomahawk Island Circumnavigation (Level 2)

  • October 17, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Alder Creek Boat Dock
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional & lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the TO.

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to OOPS members who are WEC.  To register, you'll need to sign into your 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: Launch from the Alder Creek dock behind the shop at Jantzen Beach and keep turning left. Paddle up the North Portland Channel to the upstream tip of Tomahawk Island. Cross over to the main Columbia River channel, and head downstream under the I-5 bridge and the railroad bridge to the downstream tip of Hayden Island, then turn back into the North Portland Channel and head back to the start point.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Alder Creek Boat Dock
Take out: Alder Creek Boat Dock
Route Alternative for bad weather: Stay in the more protected North Portland Channel
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Dennis Pennell
Assistant Organizer(s): 
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: Dennis Pennell
Maximum number of paddlers: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: 09:43 AM, 0.58', Low
2:48 PM, 1.69', High
Current information: 1.5 knot
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps
Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 200 NE Tomahawk Island Drive, Portland, Oregon
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