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L2 Paddle - Circumnavigation of Wallace Island RT

  • September 11, 2020
  • 9:15 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Beaver Boat Ramp, Clatskanie, Oregon
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval of trip organizer.

Registration is closed

Use steveblackwood@msn.com for the T.O. email address to fill out DocuSign waiver.
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.
We will put in at Beaver Boat Ramp in Clatskanie, OR and travel out on Beaver Slough until we intersect Wallace Island. Then we will paddle to the east end of Wallace Island and begin our counter clockwise navigation of the Island. Then we will return to the Beaver Boat ramp. Tides will not give us much help but the Columbia current will when we are on the outside of Wallace. This is about a 10 mile paddle. There are toilets' at the put-in and a parking fee of $5.00 . Parking fee takes credit cards.

Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM

Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip

Put in: Beaver Boat Ramp, Clatskanie, OR

Take out: Beaver Boat Ramp, Clatskanie, OR

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? 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: 75

Estimated Water Temperature: 70

Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4

Tide times & heights: 05:28 am .85ft

11:16 am 4.66ft

04:16pm 2.34 ft

Current information: 1mph


Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)

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 1: No open crossing

Paddling Environment:

Overall rating: Level 2

Rating Comments: This should be a easy paddle except for distance and it is on the Columbia.

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