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Level 2 Paddle-Cedaroak Boat Ramp to Wilamatte Falls

  • November 07, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Cedaroaks Boat Ramp 4600 Elmran Dr, West Linn, OR 97068
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Steve Blackwood and Chris Mayou will put in at Cedaroak Boat Ramp and paddle up the Willamette River to Willamette Falls. The trip up river will not present too much challenge as we can eddy hop up the river. We can explore the currents around the falls as the individual paddler feels comfortable. There are some very strong currents close to the falls but we can stay in the eddies that provide calm water for those who do not feel comfortable with the faster water. Bring a helmet if you plan on getting in the faster water. Bring a tow belt if you have one and know how to use it. Free parking and bathrooms at Cedaroak boat ramp. Bring water and lunch.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cedaroak Boat Ramp
Take out: Cedaroak Boat Ramp
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood
Assistant Organizer(s): Chris Mayou
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: 10
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: 47
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4
Tide times & heights: Measured at Morrison Street Bridge
low tide 9:13am -0.59ft
high tide 2:32pm 1.52ft
Current information: .5mph
Hazards:
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 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
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Currents are strong around falls but can be avoided.
Location (Optional): https://goo.gl/maps/F1QKXd86C2ThfQkW7

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