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L2 Paddle - Prescott Beach to Cowlitz River RT

  • August 14, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provision 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 Prescott Beach Park and paddle downriver about 3 miles where we will cross the Columbia River to the mouth of the Cowlitz River. We will paddle up the Cowlitz to a railroad bridge and begin our return journey. We will stop at Cottonwood Island and lunch then cross the Columbia River again and paddle upstream to Prescott Beach There are bathrooms at Prescott Beach. There is a $5.00 fee for parking CASH.no cards. The launch point will be just south of the fee collecting station. We will want to get started by 9:00 am and be on the water by 9:45am so we can be off the water by 2:00pm. Winds tend to come up in the afternoon.

Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM

Launch Time: 9:45:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip

Put in: Prescott Beach

Take out: Prescott Beach

Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD

Required equipment:

Minimum Immersion protection: None

Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood

Assistant Organizer(s):

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: 82

Estimated Water Temperature: 70

Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4

Tide times & heights: Low 8:52am 0.49ft

High 1:54pm 2.66ft

Current information: 1.4 mph

Hazards: Shipping traffic

Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably affects movement of paddle

Swell/Surf size: Level 2: Waves up to 2', no breaking waves

Sea state: Level 2: Waves up to armpit; light to moderate chop, scattered 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: This will be a 10 mile paddle with current and an open crossing. You should be able to paddle this distance with comfort.

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