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Level 1 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette at Newberg

  • July 10, 2019
  • 10:15 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

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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 Dave Smith and myself for a trip on the Willamette River in Newberg. We will launch from Rogers Landing County Park in Newberg and head upstream to the confluence with the Yamhill River. At this time of year the current is very mild, perhaps picking up a bit as we approach the Yamhill River. This trip goes through rural and agricultural land with lots of take-out opportunities, if needed. Current water temperature at Newberg is 66 degrees and likely to get a bit warmer before the trip. Hard to predict the weather at this point, but likely to be warm and sunny. On summer weekends, boat traffic can be busy so that is why we are making this a weekday trip. Bring lunch/snacks and plenty of water. Parking is free at Rogers Landing and bathrooms are available. With the warmer water temperatures, we can do some rescue practice if folks are so inclined. Total distance is about 9 miles. Good post paddle refreshment opportunities nearby.
Meeting Time: 10:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rogers Landing County Park Newberg 
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): Dave Smith
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: Bob Freshman
Maximum number of paddlers: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 75-85
Estimated Water Temperature: 68-70
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3-4 hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: Less than 1 mph could increase slightly as we approach the Yamhill River
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: At 9 miles, distance is longer than some Level 1 trips, you should be comfortable with that length
Location (Optional): 45.2863536, -122.9668164

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