Comments and Discussion
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.
Narrative: Please join Danna Voth, Stacy Ozer and myself as we celebrate our Birthdays together. We all share the 27th as our special day.
We will meet at the boat ramp at Tualatin Community Park and paddle down river passing under the I5 bridge heading to the 205 bridge. Free parking and there is a bathroom available. This will be about a 9 mile round trip.
The fall colors and some wildlife will be our focus on this slow and meandering paddle. Lots of birds and otters along Brown's Ferry Park.
If we get lots of rain before this paddle the current might be more than we will enjoy fighting on the return, so it might work into a short shuttle at Brown's Ferry Park ramp.
After our paddle please join us for a post paddle birthday cupcake and coffee at my house.
Meeting Time: 11:30:00 AM
Launch Time: 12:00:00 PM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Tualatin Community Park boat launch
Take out: Tualatin Community Park boat launch
Route Alternative for bad weather: Browns Ferry boat ramp
Minimum Immersion protection: Drysuit
Primary Organizer: Patti Brown
Assistant Organizer(s): Bob Fresman and Stacy Ozer
Has organizer paddled here before? Yes
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: 50
Estimated Water Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): 4
Tide times & heights: none
Current information: will vary depending on rain activity.
Wind strength: Level 1: 0-7 knots (8 mph)
Swell/Surf size: Level 1: Under 1' waves, 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 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 2: 6 to 11 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: No open crossing
Overall rating: Level 2
Rating Comments: level 2 for distance
Location (Optional): 8515 SW Tualatin Rd, Tualatin
Oregon Ocean Paddling SocietyPortland, Oregon