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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.
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Narrative: Join me for a paddle up the Columbia River to the Franz Lake Nat'l Wildlife Refuge in Washington. We'll launch from Dalton Point on the Oregon shoreline and cross over to Washington's shoreline. From there we'll paddle upstream viewing Multnomah Falls from across the river, passing St Cloud's old apple orchard and finally arriving at the refuge about 4.5 miles upriver. Once there, we'll take out for lunch and then head back downriver, again staying on the Washington side avoiding the shipping channel along the Oregon side. This is a very scenic area of the Gorge and should provide us a fun day on the water. Total distance for the day will be approximately 9-10 miles. Note that Dalton Point is only accessible from I-84 West at exit #29. There are no parking fees and restrooms are available.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Dalton Point, Oregon
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: David Smith
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: 75°
Estimated Water Temperature: 68°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: NOAA at Beacon Rock: High 10:30 am, 1.21'; Low 5:44 pm, .2'
Current information: 1-2 knots
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects 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
Overall rating: Level 2
Location (Optional): Dalton Point, Oregon