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Level 2 Paddle - Saturday at Scappoose

  • January 26, 2019
  • 9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 57420 Old Portland Rd, Warren, OR


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer
  • Registration limited to certified Trip Organizers. You may be called upon to help, if needed

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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.Narrative: Join Rich Becker and me for a paddle up the Multnomah Channel. We'll be launching from the Scappoose Bay Paddling Center at 10:30 am and heading upstream keeping Sauvie Island on our left. This is a quiet natural area with opportunities to view the river landscapes and wildlife. Our turn around point will be 4 to 5 miles upriver. There we will take a snack break before heading back downstream to our launch. Total trip miles will be approximately 9 miles. Weather is difficult to predict at this time of year, but our plan is to paddle rain or shine. Only high winds and or thunderstorms will cancel our plans. 
Meeting Time: 9:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Scappoose Bay Paddling Center
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: david smtih
Assistant Organizer(s): rich becker
Has organizer paddled here before? No
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: 45°
Estimated Water Temperature: 45°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: high tide at st helens: 8:41am; low tide at 4:14 pm with a 3' exchange
Current information: 1 to 1.5 mph
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 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 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: bring a tow belt if you have one.
Location (Optional): 57420 Old Portland Rd, Warren, OR

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