Comments and Discussion
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. 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: Milwaukie Bay Park to George Rogers and perhaps up to Hog Is. (6-9 miles RT) We’ll meet at Milwaukie Bay Park (a.k.a. Milwaukie Riverfront Park) at 9:45 a.m. and plan to launch around 10:45 a.m. We’ll be paddling upriver against current, though the tide will be with us. It will be slower going upstream, but heading back will be a breeze. Lunch break at George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego.
Parking is free, but it can be limited. If you don’t find a NON-trailer spot at the boat ramp area, the alternative is to drop off your boat and park across the street in the business area. Single vehicles are NOT allowed in the trailer parking spots. Please arrive early enough to give you time to park across the street if that becomes necessary. You can launch from the dock, ramp, or rocky beach. Bathrooms are available.
We will observe the Four Ps: Please Plan to be a Pod Participant! If you are a lone wolf, this is not the trip for you. This will be a relaxed pace trip; SUPs who can maintain a kayak-pace and canoes with flotation are welcome. No inflatables, please. Drysuits required.
Willamette River at Portland Projections: Gage 4.5 to 5.5 ft. Discharge approx. 25,000 cfm = 25%
Air temp. 50-60 F Water temp. 48 F
Meeting Time: 9:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Milwaukie Bay Park 11211 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Take out: Milwaukie Bay Park 11211 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): I welcome one.
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: 6; 12 if another TO signs up
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 50-60
Estimated Water Temperature: 48
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Morrison St. Bridge Projected Tides:
2019/03/29 Fri 06:22 AM 0.7 L 12:10 PM 2.5 H 9:53 PM 0.6 L
Current information: 1.5 knots
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 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
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: This should be an easy Level 2 trip.
Location (Optional): Milwaukie Bay Park 11211 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon