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Cancelled - L2 Paddle - Bachelor Island

  • September 15, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Ridgefield kayak launch at end of W Division St.
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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.Narrative: We will paddle down Lake River and turn left at Bachelor Slough and paddle to the Columbia River where we will take a break. Then we will continue down the Columbia to the end of Bachelor Island, break #2 and lunch. Then we will continue up Lake River to our starting/ending spot. As usual additional breaks can be taken as needed.The river level is quite low but with the tide still going out until about 1:30 we should have enough water to paddle all the way up Bachelor slough. I was here a week ago and was able to paddle all the way.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Ridgefield kayak launch at end of W Division St.
Take out: Same as put in
Route Alternative for bad weather: No alternative
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Monte Johnston
Assistant Organizer(s): Michael Kipley
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: Monte Johnston
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: 72
Estimated Water Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Outgoing tide until 1:30
Current information: 3 knots
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 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 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:
Location (Optional): Ridgefield Kayaking Launch


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