Comments and Discussion
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: We will meet at 9:00 am at Rooster Rock Boat Ramp, unload our boats and gear, and then drive to Chinook Landing Marine Park. We'll park our cars, try to get as many people as we can into as few cars as possible, then return back to Rooster Rock Boat Ramp and launch. We will paddle downstream and lunch at Gary Island and then continue on to Chinook Landing Marine Park. This is about ten miles and the water is cold. Please prepare with warm underlayers. Gloves or pogies will be necessary. There are bathrooms at both ends of the paddle. Parking is $5.00 at Rooster Rock and Chinook Landing Marine Park, credit cards taken. This is the Columbia River and as most of you know it can be windy. Last time we tried this the wind was too high for us to fall within the OOPS guidelines for a level 2 paddle. I am hoping that mother nature will cooperate with us this time. Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM Type of activity: Paddle Trip Put in: Rooster Rock Boat Ramp Take out: Chinook Landing Marine Park Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD Required equipment: Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood Assistant Organizer(s): David Smith 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: 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: 41 Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4hrs Tide times & heights: Low 6:48am 1.64 ft High 11:19am 9.16ft Low 8:02 pm 1.07ft Current information: 1.5mph Hazards: Shipping traffic 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 2: Less than 1 mile Paddling Environment: Overall rating: Level 2 Rating Comments: Winter paddling conditions. Location (Optional): https://goo.gl/maps/zBw7PQwZ1f7o693m9
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon