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Level 1 Paddle - Kelley Point Park up Columbia Slough RT

  • January 21, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Kelley Pointe Park. The kayak launch is on the left right inside the entrance on the park off N Kelley Point park Rd
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Registration

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

Registration is closed

This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt).  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, if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  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: Take a simple paddle from Kelley Point park up the Columbia Slough towards Multnomah Channel. We'll paddle up the slough as far as time and energy of the group permits and return to Kelley Point park. We will duck into the North slough. The last time I was there, we saw kingfishers, eagles and a beautiful young buck. There is no parking fee at this launch site.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: kelley point park boat ramp
Take out: same
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: meadow goldman
Assistant Organizer(s): chris mayou
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: 5 non TO paddlers per TO
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 48 F
Estimated Water Temperature: 40 F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: high 6:10 am (at vancouver on the Columbia) low 1:05 pm
Current information: less than 1 kt
Hazards: 
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): Google Kelley Pointe Park. The kayak launch is on the left right inside the entrance on the park off N Kelley Point park Rd


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