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Hunter Bay to James Isl and RT(Lopez Is L2 9-17-21)

  • September 17, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Hunter Bay County Dock
  • 12


  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle
  •  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:david smith
Activity Title: Hunter Bay to James Isl and RT(Lopez Is L2 9-17-21)
Date of Activity: 9/17/2021
Narrative: We'll launch from Hunter Bay into Lopez Sound paddling 2 miles in a NE direction towards Lopez Pass. We will encounter an early flood tide as we move thru the pass into Rosario Strait. Once in the strait the tide will be moving with us. From there we'll follow Decatur's shoreline to Decatur Head and cross over to James Island. There we'll lunch and rest before heading back to Hunter Bay. Total distance will be approximately 10 miles.
Meeting Time: 8:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 8:30 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Hunter Bay County Dock
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD, probably stay in Lopez Sound
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: David Smith
Assistant Organizer(s): TBD
Has organizer paddled here before? No
Has organizer led an OOPS paddle here before? No
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: 60°
Estimated Water Temperature: 55°
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours max
Tide times & heights: Telegraph Bay: Low at 7:59 am, 0.4 ft; High at 4:08 pm, 6.1 ft
Current information: 2 knots
Wind strength: Level 2: 7-12 knots (14 mph) – wind noticeably effects movement of paddle
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 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 2: Less than 1 mile
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments:
Location (Optional): 24 Crab Island Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261

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