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Level 2 Paddle - Beacon Rock

  • October 27, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Beacon rock State Park Boat Ramp
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  • Active Club Members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Approval provisional pending acceptance of 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.  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.
 We will put in at the Beacon Rock State Park Boat ramp and paddle around Pierce Island and Ives Island and if the water levels permit, perhaps up the slough in the Pierce National Wetland. Last fall, we paddled here and saw dozens of eagles, spawning salmon and a sea lion. Depending on wind and current conditions, we will circumnavigate the islands or head out and back.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Beacon Rock State Park Boat Ramp
Take out: Beacon Rock State Park Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: tbd
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Meadow Goldman
Assistant Organizer(s): Jasper Greve
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 51
Estimated Water Temperature: 57
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4hr
Tide times & heights: H 9:55 am, L 4:10 pm
Current information: less than 3 knots
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 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 3: Up to 4 knots: paddlers must sprint to move forward
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Wind forecast not available through NOAA for Sunday yet. If winds are forecasted for 15 kts or more, we will propose and alternative trip
Location (Optional): Beacon Rock State Park Boat Ramp

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