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Level 2 Paddle - Willamette Park to Molalla River Park and back

  • November 03, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • West Linn Willamette Park 1100 12th St, West Linn
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval 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.

Narrative: I want to go from Willamette Park to Molalla River State Park and back. We will go upriver for about 6.25 miles and then come back to our put in take out, Willamette Park. Why, I will be paddling and I have not done the section from Molalla River to the narrows. Colors should be awesome this time of year.

Put in will not be at the docks, but on the beach at Willamette Park, 1100 12th St, West Linn, OR 97068. 9:00 am is paddle time, so be ready for safety talk at 9 am by the boats.

Winds are looking pretty light, under 5 mph, but will be cooler. Dry suits are required. Could be some boat traffic this time of year, supposed to be a nice day. I do plan on crossing the river a few times, but we will do this crossing in a group.

There are a lot of places to stop and look. We have some take out points, Canby Ferry, Molalla River State Park and the put in. Plan on lunch break at Molalla River State Park.

This is a group paddle. If you are not a group paddle person, that is awesome, but this trip is probably not for you.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park
Take out: Willamette Park
Route Alternative for bad weather: None
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Steve Pruett
Assistant Organizer(s):
Has organizer paddled here before? No
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: 6
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: 48
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5
Tide times & heights: None
Current information: .8 mph
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: Rated 2 for distance

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