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Level 1 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette

  • June 26, 2019
  • 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Cedaroak Boat Ramp 4600 Elmran Dr, West Linn, OR 97068
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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 if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  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 me for an afternoon paddle up the Willamette River. We'll launch form Cedar Oak Boat Ramp in West Linn and paddle upstream toward the falls. Along the way, we'll pass Goat Island, paddle under the Abernethy Bridge and past the Willamette Falls Locks before getting to the falls where PGE still operates. On our way back, we can paddle up the Clackamas River a short distance before heading back to our launch site. Total distance will be 7-8 miles. Upriver currents will be mild and there are plenty of take-outs available along the way. Parking at the boat ramp is free and restrooms are available. With a launch time of 1 pm, we should be off the water by 5 pm which gives us plenty of time to attend our monthly meeting in Multnomah Village featuring Paul Kuthe. 

Meeting Time: 12:30:00 PM
Launch Time: 1:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cedar Oak Boat Ramp, West Linn
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
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 (can do more with add'l TOs)
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 80°
Estimated Water Temperature: 65°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: NOAA at Morrison St, Portland: low (.90) at 7:47 am and high (1.91) at 12:46 pm (estimated times for West Linn about 1 hour later)
Current information: less than 1 knot
Hazards: Currents near the falls
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 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 1
Rating Comments: 
Location (Optional): 4600 Elmran Dr, West Linn, OR 97068


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