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Level 2 Paddle - Oregon 160th Bday on the Columbia

  • February 15, 2019
  • 8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 4325 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer
  • Certified Trip Organizers only. You may be asked to assist, 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 Bob Freshman and me for a paddle on the Columbia River. It will be the day after Oregon's 160th birthday. What better way to celebrate Oregon's bounty than on the iconic river of the northwest? We'll launch from M Gleason Boat Ramp on Marine Dr in Portland and paddle upstream passing the airport on our way to Gov't Island where we'll take out for lunch and respite. On our way back we'll have the current providing some assist. Total distance for the day will be approximately 8 miles. Weather is unpredictable, so our plan is to launch rain or shine. Only high winds and/or thunderstorms will keep us off the water. Parking is $5. Restrooms are available. 
Meeting Time: 8:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: M Gleason Boat Ramp, Portland
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
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: 40°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: NOAA Vancouver, WA: low at 8:25am, .76'; high at 1:39pm, 2.71'
Current information: 1.5 knots at Vancouver, WA
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: conditions on the water may vary due to weather and wind
Location (Optional): 4325 NE Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97211

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