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West Sound to Yellow Island Preserve

  • September 05, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • West Sound County Dock
  • 12

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.

Activity Title: West Sound to Yellow Island Preserve
Date of Activity: 9/5/2019
Narrative: We'll launch from West Sound by 9am and head towards Victim Island State Park, paddle around Caldwell Point and through Pole Pass, then head southwest towards Yellow Island Preserve. It's a little over 5 miles to that point. The 11 acre island is owned by The Nature Conservancy and is known for its unusual diversity of native plants which we can carefully explore. After lunch we will follow the same route back to West Sound. Total miles for the day is estimated at 11 miles.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: West Sound County Dock
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? Yes
First Aid /CPR Person:
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: 70° estimated
Estimated Water Temperature: 60° estimated
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: Orcas Island: high tide at 11:51 am, 6.12'; low tide at 3:53 pm, 4.92'
Current information: less than 1 knot
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Please bring a tow line if you have one and know how to use it. Windy conditions may escalate to a level 3 paddle.
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