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Level 2 Paddle - Blind Slough on the Lower Columbia

  • March 09, 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 93403 Knappa Dock Rd. Knappa, OR https://goo.gl/maps/o6bwKFxeTsD2
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

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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.
 One of the last old growth spruce swamps, a ship wreck, a floating-home gill-net fisherman community. Rich in history and wildlife, this paddle offers a perfect representation of what the lower Columbia is all about! 
We will meet at the Knappa Dock (
https://goo.gl/maps/o6bwKFxeTsD2) help each other get our boats down the embankment, and paddle up the slough with the tide exploring the Grizzly Slough along the way. Turning around when the tide turns for a round trip distance of roughly 6-7 Miles depending on side explorations.
Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Knappa, OR 
Take out: Same as put in.
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Jasper Greve
Assistant Organizer(s): Dave Smith
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: 10
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): 6 Hours
Tide times & heights: Low 10:06 AM @1.004' - Hi 3:31PM @ 7.650'
Current information: <2Kt
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: 
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