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L2 Paddle - Circumnavigate Wallace Island

  • October 08, 2020
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Beaver boat ramp, Clatskanie, OR
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval of trip organizer.

Registration is closed

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.
Use SteveBlackwood@MSN.com for Steve's email for the Docusign waiver.

Please have a look at club Covid guidelines and be ready to follow them.

Narrative: Circumnavigate Wallace Island. We will meet at the Beaver Boat Ramp just outside of Clatskanie OR, then travel out Beaver slough until we intersect Wallace Island, paddle to the east end of the Island and enter the Columbia River where we will start the counter-clockwise navigation of the Island. The falling tide and the Columbia river will help us on the first half of the paddle but work against us on the last half. It should not really be too big of a factor. The paddle will be about 9 miles. We will lunch on the west end of the Island on a sandy beach. Beaver boat ramp has restrooms. There is a $5.00 charge for parking.

Meeting Time: 9:30:00 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: 61

Estimated Water Temperature: 65

Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hrs

Tide times & heights: low 2:20am .59ft

high 8:22am 4.79 ft

low 1:42pm 2.17ft

Current information: 1 mph


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 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass

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: Around a 9 mile paddle.

Location (Optional):https://goo.gl/maps/FpBgSQmAm23LELcs9

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