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Greenland Kayaking II - Foraging from a kayak, L2, 7-25-21

  • July 25, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Kayak Dock, Jerry Creasy Way, Garibaldi Oregon
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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: Paul F Steinberg
Activity Title: Greenland Kayaking II - Foraging from a kayak, L2, 7-25-21
Date of Activity: 7/25/2021
Narrative: Whether you are new to traditional paddling, want to tune up some skills, or are just curious, this is the trip for you! Everyone will use traditional paddles. We'll have both Greenland and Aleut paddles you can use or bring one of your own.

Kayaks were developed by Native Greenlanders and other Arctic Nations to stalk, hunt, and gather food. This trip will bring us back to these roots. We'll gather ocean and land wild foods and prepare our feast afterwards.

We'll put in at the Garibaldi Kayak launch then paddle up to Three Graces. We'll set crab traps on the way. We will stop to gather food on the rocks exposed near Three Graces. We'll also practice strokes and maneuvers. After we return to the launch, we'll cook our catch.

N.B. The Sea Spirits can be fickle. There is no guarantee we'll be successful on our hunt. In any event, we'll learn and have fun together.
Everyone 12 years and older needs a license to harvest shellfish. Licenses are available for a day or a full-year and can be purchased online, from an ODFW license agents or at an ODFW office that sells licenses. This is your responsibility. You risk a hefty fine if you do not have a license. https://myodfw.com/articles/oregon-shellfish-regulations

This trip will also serve as an introduction to the South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayaking Symposium (SSTIKS) http://qjaqpnw.org to be held September 9-12 at Twanoh State Park, WA.
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:15:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Kayak Dock, Jerry Creasy Way, Garibaldi Oregon
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Paul Steinberg
Assistant Organizer(s): 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: 12
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 68
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Low tide 8:23am (-1.09ft), high tide 3:20pm (7.4ft), low tide 8:26pm (2.3ft)
Current information: 1-2 Knots (Tide in main channel may be ~3.5 knots. We will not enter this area)
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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 2: Frequent landing opportunities including docks or moderate sloping banks, brush or overhanging trees
Currents: Level 2: Mild currents (up to 2 knots): current increases / decreases group speed by half
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: As mentioned - we will avoid main channel to sidestep current. High winds and seastate beyond stated on trip proposal will yield postponement.

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