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L2 Paddle - Play in the Narrows, Wind and Rain

  • October 18, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Willamette Park, 1100 12th St, West Linn, Oregon 97068
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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.  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.
 Join Patti Swanson, Amanda House and me, this Friday, for some practice in wind and rain. Water temps are low to mid-50's, and the air temps will be about the same, so drysuits will be required. Gauge height should be about 57. We'll meet at 10 a.m. at Willamette Park in West Linn to be on the water by 10:30, when we'll head upriver toward the Narrows. We intend to play around the rocks a bit, so bring your helmet along. The wind looks to be 12 or 13 mph, so bring a towline if you have one, as well. Please make sure you're comfortable being in these conditions. If the forecast changes dramatically, we'll decide whether we need to change our plans.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: West Linn Wilamette Park 1100 12th St, West Linn
Take out: Same as above
Route Alternative for bad weather: None or maybe play in the more protected area upriver of the boat ramp
Required equipment: Helmet, Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Joe Howell
Assistant Organizer(s): Patti Swanson
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: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 53-56
Estimated Water Temperature: 53-55
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3-3.5 hrs.
Tide times & heights: na
Current information: less than 1 nm
Hazards: Possibly a few boats
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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Wind changes could push it to low level 3
Location (Optional): 1100 12th St, West Linn, Oregon 97068

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