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Level 2-Columbia River Rooster Rock to Sand Island R.T.

  • May 26, 2019
  • 10:45 AM
  • Rooster Rock State Park

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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.

Please join me on a round-trip paddle from Rooster Rock State Park upriver and around Sand Island. Total distance will be about nine miles. 

We’ll head upriver on the last of the incoming tide along the back side (south side) of Sand Island. We’ll break for a late lunch on Sand Island. For our return leg of the journey, we’ll keep Sand Island close and to our left as we head back in the main channel of the Columbia. 

High tide is around 1:30 p.m., so we’ll be rewarded with the current and tide in our favor heading back. Please arrive by 10:45 a.m. Be ready to launch at 11:30 a.m. My goal is to be off the water by 3:30 p.m., but no guarantees! 

Park at the far west end of the parking lot by the boat ramp. Restrooms available. State park permit or fee required. The water is still a bit cold; wetsuit (shorty or otherwise) or drysuit required. This level two trip is suitable for boats 12 ft. and longer; no inflatables, please. Intermediate-advanced SUP paddlers who can keep up with kayaks welcome. 

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. 

Meeting Time: 10:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rooster Rock State Park boat launch, Corbett, OR 97019 [exit 25 off of I-84]
Take out: Rooster Rock State Park boat launch]
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
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 including Organizer
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65-70
Estimated Water Temperature: 56
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: 2019/05/26 Sun 09:11 AM 0.68 L
2019/05/26 Sun 1:32 PM 1.30 H
2019/05/26 Sun 10:01 PM 0.28 L
Current information: est. 1.5 knots
Hazards: 
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 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
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: This should be an easy Level 2 trip. 
Location (Optional): Rooster Rock State Park, Corbett, OR 97019 


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