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Columbia River Paddle L2

  • December 29, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:57 PM
  • Chinook Landing Marine Park
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle"

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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 if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  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: Columbia River Paddle
Date of Activity: 12/29/2019
Narrative: Join Bob Freshman and me for what might be the last OOPS paddle of the year on Sunday, 12/29/19. We'll meet at Chinook Landing Marine Park on the Columbia River at 10 am for a launch at 10:30 am. We'll head out on to the Columbia River passing McGuire Island on our left as we head upriver. We'll pass the mouth of the Sandy River on the Oregon side and Lady Island on the Washington side. We'll continue heading upstream to Gary Island where we'll take out for a break which is about 5 miles from the launch site. After lunch, we'll head back downstream to our launch. Total distance for the paddle will be about 10 miles. We should be off the water by 3 pm. There is a $5 parking fee and restrooms are available. Weather is unpredictable this time of year, so we'll plan to launch rain or shine. Only high winds and/or lightening will keep us off the water.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Chinook Landing Marine Park
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Freshman
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: 45°
Estimated Water Temperature: 45°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 Hours
Tide times & heights: NOAA Washougal: High at 9:25 am, .9'; Low at 4:27 pm, .5'
Current information: 1.5 knots estimated
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', 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 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: Bring a tow line if you know how to use it.
Location (Optional): 22300 NE Marine Drive, Fairview
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