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L2 Paddle - Fall Colors and Critters - Beaver Creek

  • October 26, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Beaver Creek State Natural Area 44.521297, -124.069421
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending acceptance by 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.
 Enjoy a relaxing Fall paddle at the Beaver Creek State Natural Area. the creek meanders up the Beaver Creek valley with views of the surrounding Sitka spruce and alder forested hills. There are plenty of beaver, river otter, muskrat and nutria, along with tons of waterfowl.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in:
 Ona Beach launch, on the East side of HW101(where boat launch is located)
Take out: same location as put-in
Route Alternative for bad weather: if bad weather, we can paddle back or walk back parking lot on N Beaver Creek
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Full Wetsuit or Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Stephanie Cowles
Assistant Organizer(s): Kent Slawson

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:
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature:
 55 deg
Estimated Water Temperature: 56 deg 
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 1/2 to 4 hrs
Tide times & heights: location not influenced by tides
Current information:
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 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 1: No open crossing

Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:
 rated this a 2 due to some wood/trees in the water, low bridge to paddle under
Location (Optional): 44.521297, -124.069421

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