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.
Activity Title: Willamette River: George Rogers to Maddax Woods Round-trip
Date of Activity: 10/30/2019
Narrative: Wednesday’s forecast is for sun, moderate temps, and light wind. Are you looking for an outdoor activity prior to the OOPS general Meeting? Look no further! We'll launch from Lake Oswego’s George Rogers Park. There is a path that goes near the (heated!) bathrooms and down to the beach. Bring your wheels and share them with others, too. We'll work our way upriver past Hog Island and up to Cedaroak Boat Ramp where there are beach areas and bathrooms. From there, we’ll paddle another mile upstream to Goat Island and Maddax Woods. This will be seven miles round-trip.
We'll launch at 11:00 a.m. and likely be off the water by 3:30 p.m. Low tide should be around 3:00 p.m. by Goat Island. River flow is moderate; we’ll progress more slowing heading upstream but hopefully have some current assist heading back. Bring along a lunch or snack.
Note that a drysuit is required immersion gear.
Afterwards, for those who don’t go home first before heading over to Lucky Lab for our meeting, an idea is to visit the Elk Rock Garden at The Bishop’s Close (11800 SW Military Lane, Portland, OR). http://www.elkrockgarden.org/welcome/ It’s a nice stroll.
George Rogers Park. 611 State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 (Follow Green Street to the dead end parking lot.)
Meeting Time: 10:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: George Rogers Park.
Take out: George Rogers Park.
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou
Assistant Organizer(s): Patti Brown, Michael Kipley
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 47-52
Estimated Water Temperature: 53
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 hours
Tide times & heights: Morrison St. Bridge predicted tides:
2019/10/30 Wed 07:04 AM 2.25 H
2019/10/30 Wed 2:12 PM 0.30 L
2019/10/30 Wed 7:04 PM 3.67 H
Current information: one knot, guesstimate
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 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
Location (Optional): 611 State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
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Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon