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Level 2 Paddle - Multnomah Channel around southern tip of Sauvie Island

  • May 17, 2019
  • 9:15 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Sauvie Island boat ramp at 15475 NW Ferry Road
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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 (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: Join Julia Bergren and Jillian Rivas-Davila for a paddle up the Multnomah Channel past the houseboats and around the southern tip of the island to explore some of its eastern side. We'll launch at 10am from the Sauvie Island Boat Ramp on NW Ferry Road on the southwest section of the Island. The plan is to return to the launch by 2:30pm. The current forecast for May 17th is 68 degrees with a chance of showers. We'll watch for any significant change in conditions. Drysuits are required paddling gear. Parking is free at the boat launch and restrooms are available. You do not need a Sauvie Island parking permit to park there.
Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sauvie Island boat ramp at NW Ferry Road
Take out: Sauvie Island boat ramp at NW Ferry Road
Route Alternative for bad weather: None. This will be a rain or shine trip unless the weather changes drastically from the forecast.
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Julia Bergren
Assistant Organizer(s): Jillian Rivas-Davila
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: Julia Bergren
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: 56-68° F
Estimated Water Temperature: 54-57° F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4.5 hours
Tide times & heights: Multnomah Channel from the Sauvie Island Bridge
L 0.3 ft 12:34 am
H 2.85 ft 5:19 am
L .26 ft 1:46 pm
H 2.2 ft 6:01 pm

Current information: 1 to 1.5 mph
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
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: Opportunities for landing between launch and lunch destination are slightly limited due to steep shorelines and brush; there are pilings to navigate along some of the shore, a shipping channel on the Willamette side of the island and waves if windy.
Location (Optional): 15475 NW Ferry Rd, Portland

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