Comments and Discussion
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.
Activity Title: Scappoose Bay to Warrior Point Tour
Date of Activity: 10/27/2018
Narrative: Join me for a tour from Scappoose Bay to Warrior Point at the northernmost tip of Sauvie Island. We’ll head out of Scappoose Bay from the marina where the Next Adventure Paddling Center is located. We'll ride on an ebb tide to Multnomah Channel and then follow that to where it meets the Columbia River at Warrior Point. There’s a nice sandy beach facing the Columbia River just past the point where we’ll land to eat lunch and take in the scenery. If anyone is so inclined we can do some rescue practice or any other skills practice off the beach during the lunch break. After an unhurried lunch we’ll make our way back to the launch site with a bit of a current to work against but I don’t expect it to even reach .5 knots so it shouldn’t affect our progress very much. Total round trip distance is about 6.5 NM. Weather forecast as of 10/22 calls for overcast skies and very light winds. I expect to be back at the launch point by no later than 2:30 PM. There is a $3 parking fee.
In the past I’ve seen deer while paddling the route between Scappoose Bay and Warrior Rock as well as numerous bird species. If you have binoculars you might want to bring them for checking out birds while we’re on the beach. Just be sure to protect them from immersion and from sinking.
Meeting Time: 8:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Scappoose Bay Marina
Take out: Scappoose Bay Marina
Route Alternative for bad weather: None. This will be a rain or shine trip unless the weather changes drastically from the forecast.
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Kent Searight
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: Kent Searight
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: 52-63° F
Estimated Water Temperature: 46° F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: L -0’8" 3:28AM
H 7'6" 7:38AM
L 2'1" 3:21PM
H 9'2" 6:57PM
Current information: <.5 knot
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Opportunities for landing between launch and lunch destination are slightly limited due to muddy shorelines and brush if I recall correctly.
Location (Optional): 57420 Old Portland Rd, Warren, OR 97053
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon