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Level 2 Paddle - Lake Merwin

  • June 05, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Speelyai Bay Boat Ramp, Ariel, Washington
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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 Certification" 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 for a mellow along the shores of Lake Merwin to Canyon Creek. We will meet at the Speelyai Park boat ramp at 9:00am and launch at 9:30am, paddling east along the shore under the bridge and past water falls towards Canyon Creek. We'll stop along the way for lunch and breaks as needed. Speelyai Park has bathrooms and there is no parking fee at the boat ramp Monday to Thursday. When parking, be sure to use the single-car spaces and not the boat parking spaces (unless you’ve brought a trailer). Directions: Take I-5 exit 21 from Woodland, WA towards Cougar (SR503 east). Speelyai Park and boat launch is about 21 miles from I-5 and is marked on the right.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Boat ramp at boat ramp at Speelyai Bay Recreation Road, Ariel, WA 98603
Take out: Boat ramp at boat ramp at Speelyai Bay Recreation Road, Ariel, WA 98603
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Julia Bergren
Assistant Organizer(s): Peter Carew
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, Peter Carew
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: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 56
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 - 5 hours
Tide times & heights: 
Current information: 
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Level 2 for potential distance, wind and landing conditions
Location (Optional): Speelyai Bay Recreation Road, Ariel, Washington

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