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Level 2-Multnomah Channel to Kelley Point and Return

  • December 14, 2018
  • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sauvie Island Boat Ramp 15475 NW Ferry Rd, Portland
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Please join Stuart Teicher and Dave Smith for a paddle up the Multnomah Channel to Kelley Point Park located at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Total distance for the day will be about 12 miles. We'll launch at 10am from the Sauvie Island Boat Ramp located on the south west section of the Island. Parking is free there and no Sauvie Island parking permit is required. Kelley Point Park marks the half-way point for our trip and makes a scenic spot for lunch and relaxation. Our plan is to return to the launch by 3pm. At this time, weather for our trip is forecast to be showery with light winds. Nonetheless, we'll launch as planned absent threats of high winds and/or lightening. We'll watch for any significant change in conditions. Drysuits are required paddling gear. Restrooms are available at the launch.

Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sauvie Island Boat Ramp
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: a shorter route may result if windy conditions.
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Stuart Teicher
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 47°
Estimated Water Temperature: 45°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: Willy Weather at Sauvie Island Bridge: Low at 5:59am, .3'; High at 12:18pm, 2.26'
Current information: 1 to 1.5 mph
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', 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 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Bring a towline if you have one.
Location (Optional): 15475 NW Ferry Rd, Portland

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