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Level 2-3 Paddle - Rooster Rock to Cape Horn RT

  • August 04, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Rooster Rock State Park Boat Ramp
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer

Registration is closed

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.
NOTE: I-205 North will be closed for paving between Southeast Foster Road and Interstate 84 from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5. You'll need to avoid that section of I-205 to get the Rooster Rock State Park.

Narrative: Meet me(Jasper) and Bob Freshman for my second mentored paddle. From Rooster Rock State park boat ramp across the Columbia to the always scenic Cape Horn and back.
If the conditions do not look right for the crossing, we can have a mellow paddle around Sand Island.
This area can get quite windy at times, so while its not required, if you own a towline and have recent practice with it, please bring it. 

Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in:
 Rooster Rock State Park boat ramp
Take out: Rooster Rock State Park boat ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: Around Sand Island
Required equipment: 
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Jasper Greve
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman

Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before?
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person: 
Maximum number of paddlers:
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature:
Estimated Water Temperature: 70.3F According to USGS: 
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 Hours
Tide times & heights: 7:48 am Low 0.41' | 12:02 am High 1.32'| 07:40 pm Low 0.06
Current information: <2 knot
Hazards: Shipping traffic

Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size:
 Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves
Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered whitecaps

Landing types: Level 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:
 Allowing for changing wind conditions I would rate this as a level 2-3 paddle.

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