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Rooster Rock to Cape Horn and back L2 11/28/21

  • November 28, 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Rooster Rock State Park
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  • Active club members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance, pending approval by the trip organizer if this is a paddle

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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: Jasper Greve
Email address: jasper.greve@gmail.com
Phone: 5038287897
Activity Title: Rooster Rock to Cape Horn and back
Date of Activity: 11/28/2021
Narrative: NOAA predicts 8 mph winds, piffle! We all know you should always add another 3 around cape horn! Come join me and Meadow (and Bill) for the final installment of our ACA Level 3 trip leader assessment: "Looking for wind"

The plan is to paddle up to Cape Horn and back, maybe a slight detour around Phoca Rock. Be prepared for around 8 Mile total. The put in will be the earth ramp near the first bathroom on the left after you enter the park, not the boat ramp. If you don't have a State Park annual pass, there is a $5 parking fee.

Please note that this is meant to be a level 2 trip with some elements bordering on level 3, we will be looking for wind and waves to match. If you are unsure about your abilities in these conditions please contact the organizers.
Meeting Time: 9:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Rooster Rock State Park.
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: Around Sand Island
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Jasper Greve
Assistant Organizer(s): Meadow Goldman, Bill Vonnegut
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: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 57
Estimated Water Temperature: 55
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4 hours
Tide times & heights: Low of 0.29'@09:23 AM High of 1.24'@2:27 PM
Current information: <2kts
Hazards: Shipping traffic
Wind strength: Level 3: 12-16 knots (19 mph)
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): 
Photos (optional): yes
COVID-19 Status of Trip All participants of this trip must be vaccinated for Covid-19

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