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L2 Paddle - Peggy's 79th Birthday Columbia/Ridgefield

  • November 22, 2019
  • 10:15 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Port Of Ridgefield Boat Launch
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  • Active Club Members, including kayaking professional and lifetime. Provisional acceptance pending approval of trip organizer.

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This trip is limited to members with a wet exit certification.  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.  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.
 Join us on Friday November 22nd To celebrate beloved OOPSter Peggy Anderson's 79th Birthday on a Ridgefield/Columbia River paddle, one of her fave spots. If you don't know Peggy this is a great time to come out and meet her and other oopsters. We will launch from Ridgefield, WA and make our way down Lake River to the Columbia, We can then make our way upriver and circumnavigate Bachelor Island. There are a number of sandy beaches on the Columbia for lunch & break options. Depending on the day, conditions and the crew we may alternatively choose to explore downriver towards St. Helens or cross to warrior rock light house. The overall distance is about 6-11 miles depending how far we end up journeying. The exact time of our landing is not guaranteed so plan your day's schedule accordingly. We are planning to park and launch at the Port Of Ridgefield Boat Launch which charges a day use fee of $10 but includes maintained heated facilities.
An after paddle gathering is planned at a Ridgefield establishment.

Meeting Time: 10:15:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:45:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Port of Ridgefield , WA
Take out: Port of Ridgefield , WA
Route Alternative for bad weather: TBD
Required equipment: Towline
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Jillian Rivas-Davila
Assistant Organizer(s): Chris Mayou, 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: 16
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 38-52
Estimated Water Temperature: 46
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 3.5 - 5 hours
Tide times & heights: low 8:08am .1ft, h 1:11pm 2.85ft (willy weather Lyons beach)
Current information: 1.5 knots
Hazards: Shipping traffic
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
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Photos (optional): yes

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