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Lake Billy Chinook Event - Metolius Arm L2 5-14-22

  • May 14, 2022
  • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Perry South Campground
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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"

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: Don Beale
  Activity Title: Lake Billy Chinook Event - Metolius Arm L2 5-14-22
Date of Activity: 5/14/2022
Narrative: This is part of the Lake Billy Chinook event. Meet at the water at 9:15. After safety talk, we willl paddle west up the Metolius arm of Lake Billy Chinook as far as possible into the Metolius River mouth. At the point where there are hopefully some eddies to play in, we will spend about 45 minutes of current play. This is an opportunity for practicing our moving water skills and eddy-hopping. Expect a short ( 7 +/- miles) but vigorous trip. After a rest break, we will return to the put-in.
Meeting Time: 9:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Perry South Campground
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John
Primary Organizer: Don Beale
Assistant Organizer(s): Joanne Barta
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: 10
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 65
Estimated Water Temperature: 45
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 5 hours
Tide times & heights: NA
Current information: 3 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 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 3: Up to 4 knots: paddlers must sprint to move forward
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: Current at 4kt only when we are up at the river mouth.
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COVID-19 Status of Trip Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19

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