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Level 2 Paddle - Ridgefield/Columbia River Warrior Rock

  • March 15, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Port Of Ridgefield Boat Ramp
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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.
 Join us on Friday March 15th for a Ridgefield/Columbia River paddle to Warrior rock light house and the eastern side of Sauvie Island. We will launch from Ridgefield, WA and make our way down Lake River to the Columbia, crossing over to Warrior rock lighthouse on Sauvie Island. We can explore a bit making our way upriver eventually crossing back to Bachelor Island where there are a number of sandy beaches. (Lunch & break options are available on both sides of the river). Then head back downstream along Bachelor Island and back up Lake River to Ridgefield. Depending on the day and conditions we may alternatively choose to explore downriver towards St. Helens. The overall distance is about 7-9 miles depending how far we feel like journeying. *please note that we are planning to park and launch at the Port Of Ridgefield Boat Launch which can charge a day use fee of $8 but includes maintained heated facilities.

Meeting Time:
 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Port of ridgefield boat ramp
Take out: Port of ridgefield boat ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: t.b.d.
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Jillian Rivas Davila
Assistant Organizer(s): Bill Vonnegut
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: 38-58
Estimated Water Temperature: 40
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3-4
Tide times & heights: (river level est. 3-6ft) tides low 6:11am .92ft/ high 11:45am 3.18ft/ low 9:01pm .13ft (willy weather tides@ warrior rock)
Current information: 1.5kts
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 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2

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