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  • August 25, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park
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  • This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt....if the paddler is wearing a spray skirt on a level 1 paddle, the Wet Exit Certification is REQUIRED).  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: Ross Island Circumnavigation
    Date of Activity: 8/25/2020
    Narrative: Join me for a pleasant paddle around Ross Island and beyond next Tuesday. We'll launch from Sellwood Park on the Willamette and paddle upstream to Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the west side of the river. From there we will cross back over to the east side and paddle downriver past a floating submarine before moving into the smaller channel on Ross Island's east side. Along the way we can venture into the island's interior bay looking for eagle's nests. From there we'll make our way back to the launch passing some floating homes along the way. Total distance will be 7-8 miles with opportunity for plenty of takeouts along the way.
    Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
    Launch Time: 9:30:00 AM
    Type of activity: Paddle Trip
    Put in: Sellwood Riverfront Park
    Take out: Same
    Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
    Required equipment:
    Minimum Immersion protection: None
    Primary Organizer: David Smith
    Assistant Organizer(s):
    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: 82°
    Estimated Water Temperature: 72°
    Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3.5 hours
    Tide times & heights: NOAA at Morrison St Bridge: high 10:45 am (1.82'); low 5:08 pm (.35')
    Current information: less than 1 knot
    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:
    Location (Optional): 1221 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
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