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
Minimum Immersion protection: None
Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood
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
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Around a 9 mile paddle.