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Willamette Falls skill building trip, L2 9-24-22

  • September 24, 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sportcraft Marina boat ramp
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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:Steve Blackwood
Activity Title: Willamette Falls skill building trip, L2 9-24-22
Date of Activity: 9/24/2022
Narrative: Join Wendy and I for a day of play on the Willamette. We are going to put in at the boat ramp by Sportcraft Marina in Oregon City. After we paddle to the South shore, we will do some practice which will include assisted rescues, self-rescues, bracing and sculling for support. From there we will go up to the falls where we can practice paddling in current. This is a learning experience so there is no need to feel you need any special skill level. Just plan on getting wet and having fun.

Waer temp will be about 65 deg. F, so some light emersion wear is advised. A helmet is required. We will be done by noon so if you are so inclined, we can have lunch at the Rivershore Inn.

There is bridge construction going on in this area so plan on a delay with the traffic light under the I 205 bridge. Be patient with the light it will change,
Meeting Time: 8:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 9:00:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sportcraft Marina boat ramp
Take out: Same
Route Alternative for bad weather: none
Required equipment: Helmet
Minimum Immersion protection: Farmer John or shortie wet suit
Primary Organizer: Steve Blackwood
Assistant Organizer(s): Wendy Luo
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: 8
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 70es
Estimated Water Temperature: mid 60es
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3
Tide times & heights: Sat High 4:32 am 2.79 ft
Sat Low 12:44 pm 0.09 ft
Sat High 5:19 pm 2.74 ft
Current information: 1 mph
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, 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 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: good practice
Location (Optional): https://goo.gl/maps/74cLmxAcvJLUu4oj6
Photos (Optional):
COVID-19 Status of Trip: Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19

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