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Level 2 Ross Island Circumnavigation

  • March 12, 2020
  • 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Willamette Park, Portland
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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: Level 2 Ross Island Circumnavigation
Date of Activity: 3/12/2020
Narrative: Plan to spend the day paddling around a forested island with hopes of eagles, blue herons, deer, and river otters sightings. We'll leave Willamette park at a leisurely 10:30 am launch (arrival 9:45am) and cross to the island where we'll make our way up the west shore. We'll continue downstream and gaze at the newest bridge in Portland the Tilikum bridge, possibly making it all the way to the Marquam bridge. We'll paddle back along the east side of the island stopping for lunch if possible. Weather currently looks good, but no promises. Tuck a warm drink in your gear just in case. There are restrooms available at the launch and the parking rate for a full day is $6. Total water time will be about 4-5 hours for approximately 6-7 nautical miles.
Meeting Time: 9:45:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Willamette Park, Portland
Take out: Willamette Park, Portland
Route Alternative for bad weather: Cancel for severe weather. Winds higher than 7 knots would be evaluated based on paddlers abilities at the launch site.
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Paula Brottman
Assistant Organizer(s): Dick and Karen Cogburn
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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Temperature: 48
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 hours
Tide times & heights: NOAA Morrison St Bridge: high 7:41 AM, 3.13 feet; low 3:58 PM, 0.41 feet
Current information: Less than 2 knots
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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:
Location (Optional): SW Macadam Ave and Nebraska St, Portland
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