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 Kent Slawson and Steve Pruett on the Clatskanie and Columbia Rivers on Saturday, October 20.
We will float out the Clatskanie River to its confluence with the Columbia(approximately 2.75 miles) From there cross the channel to Wallace Island and follow it up river to its eastern terminus . Conditions permitting we will cross over to Eureka Bar and find a nice spot to lunch and get a close up view of the shipping traffic. We will not cross the shipping channel. On our return we will float down the north side of Wallace and return to the Clatskanie via a slough that cuts Wallace Island in half at higher water.
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Beaver Boat Ramp and Park, Hwy 30, Clatskanie
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Kent Slawson
Assistant Organizer(s): Steve Pruett
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: 10
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: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: L: 07:13, 0.39 ft.
H: 12:36, 5.16 ft. - Cape Horn
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 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
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 2: Less than 1 mile
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: participants should be able to keep up with a moderate group pace over 11 miles...
Location (Optional): Alternate launch could be Clatskanie city park
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