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L2 Paddle - Selwood Park to Foothillls Park RT

  • October 20, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park SE Spokane Street and Oaks Parkway Portland
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  • Active club members including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval of trip organizer.

Registration is closed
Please remember to bring masks,to be worn unloading, safety talk, and reloading of boats, as well as maintain adequate social distancing to remain safe before, during and after the paddle.

Also, don't forget to sign our waiver, using "chrismayou@gmail.com" as the email address for our organizer during the signing process.

The waiver is here: https://oopskayak.org/safety

This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification (except for level 1 trips when the paddler is not using a spray skirt....if the paddler is wearing a spray skirt on a level 1 paddle, the Wet Exit Certification is REQUIRED).  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 if you intend to wear a spray skirt.  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.

Narrative: Sellwood Riverfront Park to Foothills Park and perhaps up to George Rogers Park (8-10 miles RT)

We’ll meet at Sellwood Riverfront Park at 11:00 a.m. and plan to launch around 11:30 a.m. We’ll be paddling upriver against current and tide. It will be slower going upstream, but heading back should be a breeze. Lunch break at Foothills Park, Lake Oswego, probably around 1 p.m.
Parking is free. You can launch from the dock or rocky beach. Bathrooms are available.
We will observe the Four Ps: Please Plan to be a Pod Participant! If you are a lone wolf, this is not the trip for you. This will be a relaxed pace trip; SUPs who can maintain a kayak-pace and canoes with flotation are welcome. No inflatables, please. *Drysuits or wetsuits required.*

Meeting Time: 11:00:00 AM

Launch Time: 11:30:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip

Put in: Sellwood Riverfront Park

Take out: Sellwood Riverfront Park

Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD

Required equipment:

Minimum Immersion protection: Wetsuit

Primary Organizer: Chris Mayou

Assistant Organizer(s): Paula Brottman; Patti Brown

Has organizer paddled here before? Yes

Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? Yes

Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No

First Aid /CPR Person: Paula Brottman

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: 55-60

Estimated Water Temperature: 55

Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4-5 hours

Tide times & heights: Projected Tide at Morrison Street Bridge

2020/10/20    Tue    08:13 AM    2.00    H

2020/10/20    Tue    3:02 PM    0.34    L

2020/10/20    Tue    8:12 PM    3.68    H

Current information: Variable. We will hug the shoreline moving upstream to avoid much of the current.


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 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:

Location (Optional): SE Spokane Street and Oaks Parkway Portland, OR 97202

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