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L2 Paddle - Wallace Island Overnight

  • October 15, 2020
  • 11:00 AM
  • October 16, 2020
  • 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.
Please read and be ready to follow club Covid guidelines.

Narrative: This is a kayak camping trip to Wallace Island from Clatskanie's Beaver Boat Ramp. All food and water, camping, cooking equipment, etc. needs to be carried in your kayak. Leave no trace camping procedure is to be used, including "blue bags." For the parking at Beaver ramp, bring $10 cash for the envelope system there (2 days at $5 / day). We'll meet at 11:00 am to allow more time to find and pack all your gear. We'll then take sufficient time to pack gear into the kayaks. The paddle is about 7 miles one way to the campsite which has level ground and a nice overlook of the Columbia River. Covid procedures will be used so that means no pot luck and masks whenever full social distancing cannot be maintained. The return paddle on Friday morning will be when the group is ready to go. Prior kayak camping experience is not required.

Meeting Time: 11:00:00 AM

Launch Time: 11:59:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip

Put in: Beaver Boat Ramp in Clatskanie OR

Take out: same

Route Alternative for bad weather: none

Required equipment:

Minimum Immersion protection: PolyFleece/Shell

Primary Organizer: Peter Carew

Assistant Organizer(s): none

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: 60

Estimated Water Temperature: 65

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

Tide times & heights: Tidespy: Eagle Cliff, WA

Thu Low 9:51 am -0.29 ft

Thu High 2:44 pm 8.76 ft

Thu Low 10:19 pm -0.14 ft

Fri High 3:03 am 8.54 ft

Fri Low 10:33 am -0.10 ft

Fri High 3:21 pm 9.24 ft

Fri Low 11:07 pm -0.87 ft

Current information: less than 1 knot


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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)

Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles

Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing

Paddling Environment:

Overall rating: Level 2

Rating Comments: Level 2 as choppy water a possibility on the Columbia River

Location (Optional): Beaver Boat Ramp

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