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L1 Paddle - Willamette River from Milwaukie Bay Park

  • October 27, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval of trip organizer.

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To successfully register you will need to sign into your OOPS member account. 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.
Please review the Covid precautions on our website and be ready to follow them.
davlsmith@yahoo.com for Dave Smith's email on the Docusign form.

Narrative: Join me next Tuesday for a paddle up the Willamette River to Hog Island. We'll launch from Milwaukie Bay Park and paddle upstream to Hog Island in Lake Oswego. We'll pass historic Elk Rock Island along the way. Our take-out will be on the backside of Hog Island where there's a small, but adequate beach for snacks and bio-breaks. The island is a primitive basalt formation with White Oaks and is habitat to local wildlife. After breaks and refreshments, we'll head back down river to our launch. Total distance will be approx. 7 miles. This is a great paddle for new members who want to experience a pleasant, level 1 paddle. Please familiarize yourself with our club's covid protocols at our website's "Documents" page.

Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM

Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM

Type of activity: Paddle Trip

Put in: Milwaukie Bay Park

Take out: Same

Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD

Required equipment:

Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit

Primary Organizer: David Smith

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: 55°

Estimated Water Temperature: 57°

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

Tide times & heights: NOAA Morrison St Bridge: Low at 10:58 am, .24'; High at 3:48 pm, 2.58'

Current information: Approximately 1 mph


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 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 1

Rating Comments: Proper immersion wear: drysuit or a farmer john with a drytop

Location (Optional): 11211 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97222
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