Comments and Discussion
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: Please join Joe Howell and me for my 3rd mentored trip. Come experience the changing colors of Fall while we paddle in Yamhill County along the Willamette River. We will meet at Rogers Landing County Park at 9:30 am and plan to launch by 10:00 am. There is a $3 fee with a deposit box by ramp. Bathrooms are available. Summer is over so the power boats will be gone :)
We will head up river toward the mouth of the Yamhill River passing Ash Island, farms and vineyards. We might see a few fisher persons trying to hook a Salmon along the way.
There will be places to take out on Ash Island and along the way up to our turnaround spot. We can tuck behind Ash Island on the return trip for tow or rescue practice if we are in the mood.
Plan on about a 10+ mile round trip as we enjoy the Gorgeous Fall landscape.
Dress warm, bring a snack or lunch, water and a hot drink.
We can stop for a late lunch in Newberg after.
How many can you identify in their Fall colors?? Big Leaf Maples, Snowberry and Grapes.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rogers Landing in Newberg
Take out: Rogers Landing in Newberg
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Patti Brown
Assistant Organizer(s): Joe Howell
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: Patti Brown
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: 50
Estimated Water Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5
Tide times & heights: none
Current information: 8,460 ft/s
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 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 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: water is cold so dry suits
Location (Optional): Newberg, Oregon. Rogers Landing Rd.
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon