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L3 Paddle - Exploring Cascade Head-Possible Sea Caving

  • August 11, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Knight County Park, 2341 N 3 Rocks Rd, Otis, OR 97368
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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 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. As with all level 3 trips, this will be waitlist-only, to allow the Organizer to verify skill level of participants.

Narrative: Come explore Cascade head this weekend. The waves look to be small (2ft or under on avg.) and there won't be much for wind (less than 10 mph). This will be a great opportunity to explore Cascade Head area and possibly Sea Cave. We may end up heading towards God Thumb to explore or head north to arches and coves. Please bring a lunch as we will plan on stopping around 1 PM. We made helmets required due to the nature of landing in small surf and sea cave. If you have a tow rope please bring, but not required. 

Please contact me directly if you are not sure if this will be a good trip for you. See you on the water. 
- Saltman
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Knight Park
Take out: Knight Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: Stay inside the River mouth and explore. 
Required equipment: Helmet, Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Full Wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Shawn Altman
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshmen
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: Shawn Altman
Maximum number of paddlers: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4
Tide times & heights: 11:30 High Tide 4.5 ft
Current information: About 1 naut
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
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 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 3: 1 to 2 miles
Paddling Environment: 
Overall rating: Level 3
Rating Comments: This is being classified as Level 3, but is more like a 2+. This is due to the possible mileage. If you are looking to transition to 3 then this would be a good trip. 
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