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L2 Paddle - Multnomah Channel to Kelley Point RT Redux

  • November 02, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
  • Sauvie Island Boat Ramp
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  • Active Club Members, including lifetime and kayak professional. Provisional acceptance pending approval of the 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: Join Steve Blackwood and Bob Freshman for Steve's second mentored paddle. We will put in at the Sauvie Island Boat Ramp and paddle down Multnomah Channel to where it intersects the Willamette River. This spot is a nice place to take a break and enjoy the change from a residential river to a working river. We then will turn to paddle down the Willamette river to Kelley Point and have lunch at the park. We will be able to view the Columbia River from our lunch spot. After lunch we will return to the Sauvie Island Boat Ramp. There are restrooms at the Boat Ramp and at Kelley Point Park. Parking is free at the Boat Ramp.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sauvie Island Boat Ramp
Take out: Sauvie Island Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood
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: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Temperature: 56
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5
Tide times & heights: Kelley Point
low tide 05:00 am: .19ft
high tide 9:53 am: 1.95ft
low tide 03:43 pm:  .56ft
Current information: current less than .5mph
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 3: 11 to 15 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Level 2 distance is 12 miles and we will cross a shipping channel.
Location (Optional): 

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