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L2 Paddle - Breakfast on the Willamette

  • October 01, 2019
  • 8:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
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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 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: Please join Mel Wishan and me for a breakfast paddle on the Willamette River to celebrate the arrival of fall. We'll meet at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego about 8:15 am. Our plan is to launch by 9 am and head up river about 4 miles to Oregon City where we'll take out at the Rivershore Hotel for breakfast. We'll pass several small islands and the mouth of the Clackamas River along the way. Once we arrive, we can dine on their outdoor deck and have a full meal or just a warm beverage and pastry while we enjoy the river view. After breakfast, we'll head back to our launch enjoying a mild assist from the river. Water temps are dropping and expected to be about 60°. Full wet suit or a farmer john with a dry-top is required. Please bring wheels if you have them. There is a short portage to the water from the park. Teamwork will make it an easy launch and takeout. Restrooms are available and there are no parking fees.
Meeting Time: 8:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Mel Wishan
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:
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: 60°
Estimated Water Temperature: 60°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Tides.net at St Johns Bridge: high at 9:02 am, 8' 1"; low at 5:31 pm, 0' 6"; add approx 1.5 hours for tide times at Lake Oswego.
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 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 2
Rating Comments:
Location (Optional): 611 S. State St., Lake Oswego

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