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Sellwood Riverfront to Poets Beach L1

  • April 27, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park Kayak Launch
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Full Name:Mark Niemann-Ross
Activity Title: Sellwood Riverfront to Poets Beach L1
Date of Activity: 4/27/2024
Narrative: It's going to be a beautiful April day and we should get ON THE WATER. This level one trip will start at the Sellwood Riverfront boat launch, travel up the western side of the Willamette river and stop at Poet's Beach for lunch. We'll goof around a bit, then turn around and head back to Sellwood Riverfront.

Poet's beach is in South Waterfront Park, on the west side of the Willamette River and just north of the I-5 Marquam Bridge. See for details.

Permanent restrooms are available a few minutes’ walk or bike north of the beach at South Waterfront Park Garden, 1831 SW River Drive. Wayfinding signs will point Poet’s Beach users to the permanent restrooms.
Meeting Time: 10:00:00 AM
Launch Time: 10:30:00 AM
Type of activity: Paddle Trip
Put in: Sellwood Riverfront Park Kayak Launch, 205 SE Spokane St, Portland, OR 97202
Take out: Sellwood Riverfront Park Kayak Launch, 205 SE Spokane St, Portland, OR 97202
Route Alternative for bad weather: tbd
Required equipment:
Minimum Immersion protection: Full wet suit
Primary Organizer: Mark Niemann-Ross
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: 6
I certify that I understand and will conduct this activity in accordance with the OOPS Activity Policy: Yes
Estimated Air Temperature: 60
Estimated Water Temperature: 50
Estimated Water Time (including breaks/lunch): four hours
Tide times & heights: H 7:38 am 3.52 ft: L 4:46 pm .38ft
Current information: I Kt
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 1: Frequent easy landing opportunities including gently sloping, sand, gravel or grass
Currents: Level 1: None or mild (less than 1 knot)
Total distance: Level 1: Up to 6 miles
Open crossing: Level 1: Less than 0.5 miles
Paddling Environment:
Overall rating: Level 1
Rating Comments:
Location: Sellwood Riverfront Park Kayak Launch, 205 SE Spokane St, Portland, OR 97202
Photos (Optional):
COVID-19 Status of Trip: Participants of this trip may, or may not, be vaccinated for Covid-19
Tide Station: Morrison Street Bridge

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