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L2 Paddle - Hebb Park to the Narrows

  • September 29, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • 466 SW Hebb Park Rd., West Linn
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval of trip organizer.

Registration is closed

Use jawmendr@gmail.com for Mel's email to fill out Docusign digital 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.

Please read and be ready to follow the latest club Covid guidelines.

Narrative: This week, we shall paddle downriver to the Narrows and if we can get in, we will explore the lagoons and back bay. We will plan a break there and then head across the Willamette to the small canal, paddle through and begin our journey back to Hebb Park. We will pass the "blue mansion" on the way back and continue on the right to our take out. This is a casual paddle with more relaxation than excitement. Just right for the last vestiges of Summer with a forecast high of 80 degrees. The water temp is cooling down (around 62), so dress for the water temp and not the air. This will be about 8 miles, round trip

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM

Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip

Put in: Hebb Park

Take out: Hebb Park

Route Alternative for bad weather: N/A

Required equipment:

Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John

Primary Organizer: Mel Wishan

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: MSW

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: 80

Estimated Water Temperature: 62

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

Tide times & heights: N/A

Current information: 0-1 kt


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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees

Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)

Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles

Open crossing: Level 2: Less than 1 mile

Paddling Environment:

Overall rating: Level 2

Rating Comments:

Location (Optional): 466 SW Hebb Park Road, West Linn

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