Comments and Discussion
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.
Narrative: The Narrows is one of my favorite Portland local paddles! Every season offers different water heights, paddle scenarios and options.
So join me on my first mentored paddle as I progress toward approval as a full organizer!
This will be an adventurous paddle with time to explore and take photos. We'll explore around the islands and routes. We'll pick one to stop at for lunch. Come enjoy a Saturday paddle with friends old and new!!
It's possible we may practice rescues near the takeout at the end of the paddle, depending on interest and boat traffic.
If you want to test how fast you can go and for how long, this might not be the best paddle choice for you.
Arrive by 10:00 or earlier if you need more than 45 minutes to get water ready.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park, 1100 12th St, West Linn, OR 97068
Take out: Same as put in
Route Alternative for bad weather: Probably None
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Stacy Ozer (TO mentee)
Assistant Organizer(s): Chris Mayou (TO mentor)
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: Chris Mayou
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: 65-70
Estimated Water Temperature: 65 degrees
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 hours
Tide times & heights: Not Tidal
Current information: gage reading at Oregon City of 53 ft
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: Increased wind speed could change the rating. Potential boat traffic could be a hazard
Location (Optional): Willamette Park - 1100 12th St, West Linn, OR 97068
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon