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L1 Paddle - Wednesday on the Willamette

  • July 01, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Rogers Landing County Park, Newberg, OR
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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 club members. 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.
Join in our inaugural, getting back towards normal, OOPS trip on the Willamette River in Newberg. We will launch from Rogers Landing County Park in Newberg and head upstream to the confluence with the Yamhill River for our lunch break. At this time of year the current is very mild, perhaps picking up a bit as we approach the Yamhill River. This trip goes through rural and agricultural land with lots of take-out opportunities. Not unusual to see eagles and heron on this stretch of the river, bring your binoculars and camera. Current water temperature at Newberg is 66 degrees and likely to get to about 70 degrees before the trip. Hard to predict the weather at this point, but likely to be warm and sunny. On summer weekends, boat traffic can be busy so that is why we are making this a weekday trip. Bring lunch/snacks and plenty of water. Parking is free at Rogers Landing and bathrooms are available. Total distance is about 9 miles.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rogers Landing County Park
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: NA
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Bob Freshman
Assistant Organizer(s): NA
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: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60-68
Estimated Water Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: 1 MPH
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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: This trip is rated level 1 but distance is farther than most level 1 trips at 9 miles
Location (Optional): Rogers Landing, Newberg, Oregon

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