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 the Speelyai Park boat ramp at 9:00am. To get to the ramp, take I-5 exit 21 from Woodland, WA towards Cougar (SR503 east). Speelyai Park and boat launch is about 21 miles from I-5 and is marked on the right. There is no parking fee at the boat ramp Monday to Thursday. When parking, be sure to use the single-car spaces and not the boat parking spaces.
Speelyai Park has bathrooms but it is unknown if they are open. We'll launch at 9:30 and paddle east along the shore, under the bridge and past water falls towards the eastern end. If there is interest, we'll explore narrow Canyon Creek. Along the way, we'll stop for lunch and breaks as needed and plan for about a 10 mile paddle. Note: wet suit specified at present as water temperature is unknown, but may be relaxed to air temperature dress after checking temperature.
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Speelyai Bay
Take out: Speelyai Bay
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Minimum Immersion protection: Shorty wetsuit
Primary Organizer: Peter Carew
Assistant Organizer(s): none
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
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: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: not applicable
Current information: negligible
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
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Level 2 just for length of paddle and potential for chop in windy conditions.
Location (Optional): N45° 58.903' W122° 25.138'
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon