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L2 Paddle - Rooster Rock to Chinook Landing - shuttle

  • February 15, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Rooster Rock State Park boat ramp
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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: 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 

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