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: Come join Jillian and me for a trip to the Willamette Falls. Since we are heading to the Falls there may be the opportunity to venture into current above the 2kt listed for the trip, a helmet will be required if you choose to do so. With the possibly high wind forecast we may need to do some strategic paddling along the route to avoid the brunt of it. We are in kayaks and can paddle near shore to obtain some shelter.
There is no formal lunch stop planned, but we will take a break so bring your cocoa or tea. After the paddle we will head to the nearby Robin Wood pub.
We may increase numbers if a qualified TO signs up.
Meeting Time: 9:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Cedaroak Boat Ramp in West Linn
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Shorter trip
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Bill Vonnegut
Assistant Organizer(s): Jillian Rivas-Davila
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: 11
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: 44
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3
Tide times & heights: Low 7am 5.4ft - High 12pm 8.5ft
Current information: 2k
Wind strength: Level 3: 12-16 knots (19 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', 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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: The wind is forecast "around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph" But since we are on the Willamette there are plenty of areas to avoid the full force of the wind by paddling near shore. Since we are heading to the Falls there will be the opportunity to venture into current above the 2k listed for the trip.