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Estacada Lake Paddle, Level 1, 6/15/21

  • June 15, 2021
  • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Milo McIver State Park - Escatada Lake Boat Ramp 45.29778402903497, -122.34961863073656
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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.


Full Name: Moulton Avery
Email address: moulton.avery@coldwatersafety.org
Activity Title: Estacada Lake Paddle, Level 1, 6/15/21
Date of Activity: 6/15/2021
Narrative: Estacada Lake is a narrow and beautiful lake formed by a dam on the Clackamas River at Milo McIver State Park. This will be a 2.7 mile paddle from the park to the Faraday substation and then back to the park for a total distance of 5.7 miles. A flatwater current can develop as you approach the substation, so we'll play that part by ear and turn around if it gets too strong. While it's not as pristine or secluded as Lake Merwin, Estacada is a lovely place to paddle. We're going to launch from McIver because the put-in is less crowded than the one at Timber Park which is on the opposite side of the lake.
Directions: Enter the park on Entrance Road. At the first intersection, bear right on S. Entrance Rd. and follow it to a fork. Bear right on S. River Lake Rd. and follow it to the parking lot. At the end of the parking lot, there's a short drive that leads downhill to the boat ramp. Drive down it, quickly unload your boat and then drive back up and park in the lot. Alternately, if it's crowded, park in the lot and wheel or carry your boat to the ramp.
Meeting Time: 10:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 11:15:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Milo McIver State Park - Escatada Lake Boat Ramp 45.29778402903497, -122.34961863073656
Take out: Same as Put-In
Route Alternative for bad weather: No Alternative Route - Paddle goes rain or shine
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Moulton Avery
Assistant Organizer(s): Mel Wishan
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
Organizer's first aid and CPR current? No
First Aid /CPR Person: Mel Wishan
Maximum number of paddlers: Ten paddlers: 8 participants and 2 Trip Organizers
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70 - 80F3.5
Estimated Water Temperature: 55F
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3.5 hours
Tide times & heights: No Tide
Current information: Possible current in upper section near Faraday Substation
Hazards:
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 3: Bad footing, rocky shores, or surf up to 1.5'
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments: This should be a comfortable trip for Level 1 paddlers who are comfortable with an assisted rescue in the event of a capsize. A flatwater current can develop as you approach the Faraday Substation, so we'll play that part by ear and turn around if it gets too strong or is uncomfortable for any paddler. Decked kayaks should have watertight bulkheads in the bow and stern or floatation bladders. Much of the shoreline is steep, and in many sections it's covered with blackberry thorns. As a result, swimming a kayak to shore to do a rescue may be impossible, so participants should be confident that they can do an assisted rescue.
Location (Optional): Milo McIver State Park - Escatada Lake Boat Ramp 45.29778402903497, -122.34961863073656
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