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L1 Paddle - Hebb Park to Molalla River reload

  • August 29, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Hebb Park, Southwest Hebb Park Road, West Linn, OR
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional approval pending acceptance to trip organizer.

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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.

 For those that couldn't get on Mel's Friday trip, but would still like to check out the Molalla River, I am doing a "reload" on Saturday. We will put in at Hebb Park and paddle past the Canby Ferry, on to the mouth of the Molalla River, and up the Molalla as far as we can get before running out of water in this very quiet, pleasant side trip off of the Willamette. We will strictly follow OOPS Covid -19 guidelines found at https://www.oopskayak.org/Documents. Please remember: Masks, hand sanitizer, toiletries, etc. Tip: store mask in zip lock in PFD. There are public restrooms at Hebb Park, as well as a $6 parking fee. Total distance will be about 6 miles.  

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM 

Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM 

Type of activity: Paddle Trip 

Put in: Hebb Park, West Linn, OR 

Take out: Hebb Park, West Linn, OR 

Route Alternative for bad weather: None. 

Required equipment:  

Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell 

Primary Organizer: Joe Howell` 

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: 65-70 

Estimated Water Temperature: 69 

Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3 hours 

Tide times & heights: NA 

Current information: <1mph 


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 1: Up to 6 miles 

Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile 

Paddling Environment:  

Overall rating: Level 1 

Rating Comments:  

Location (Optional): Hebb Park, Southwest Hebb Park Road, West Linn, OR

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