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It is highly suggested that you RSVP to the event leader.   The purpose of this club is for networking and social.  Leaders are volunteer and not trained or responsible for your safety. Trips can be canceled/changed so RSVP is important.  You must always wear a PDF at all times and carry a whistle.   

REMEMBER TO BRING LOTS OF WATER, SUNSCREEN, AND SNACKS!

DATE:    Saturday, March 15, 2014
PADDLE:  Tualatin River
MEETINGTualatin Community Park
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    12:15 to 2:30pm
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333        <RSVP, Click Here>
 
The Tualatin River is a tributary of the Willamette River that runs through Oregon's Washington County. This calm, meandering river is a popular water way for kayaking and canoeing, as well as for birding and wildlife viewing.

Launch Location:
Take Tualatin-Sherwood exit (289) off of I-5 and go west on SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Boones Ferry Road.  NOTE When Boones Ferry Road turns Sharp Left (Watch for this), continue straight on Tualatin Road for one block. Turn right at the railroad trestle (stay on the south side) and follow it to the boat ramp. LOOK for the huge wooden Train Trestle, the boat launch is right next to it. 

Notes:
Pack Food and water, we will break at a neighboring park.

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  Check to see if they will strap to our car.
     
Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     
Next Adventure <click here> - Portland, OR 503-233-0706 ask for OutKayaking discount. 

DATE:    July 11-13, 2014
PADDLE:  First Annual Timothy Lake Kayak/Campout
MEETINGOak Fork Campground
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Multi-day with camping option
LEADER:  Sandy Stewart Leader@outkayaking.org 971-400-5060   <RSVP, Click Here>  

The trip features a full moon paddle on Saturday night and explorations along 12 miles of shoreline.   The lake is 2.5 miles wide and about 9 miles around.  In the northeast corner an arm extends a couple miles up towards Little Crater Lake and access to the PCT.   With lots of marsh, this area is a favorite of Osprey and Mergansers.  A beaver house sits in the shallow, clear stream near the bridge marking the end of the navigable waterway, and the marshlands around Little Crater Lake.    You can also mountain bike, fish, swim, sail, bird, trap crawdads*, or hike, including a section of the Pacific Crest Trail.  Birds typically seen include Bald Eagles, Osprey, Nighthawks, Juncos, Crossbills, and Mergansers. Fish include Rainbow trout, brook trout, kokanee, and cutthroat trout.  Or if you like horses  (or Alpaca/Llama), stand on the trail a while and some will come past. 


Camp Details: We will stay at Oak Fork campground, which is the southeastern most of the organized campgrounds on the lake. It has designated campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, (cold) running water and pit toilets.  Campground rules allow no more than 6 adults per campsite.  If you don’t want to stay in an organized campground, Meditation point on the opposite side of the lake has 8 first come first serve campsites available to boaters or those who hike in.  There are also dispersed sites around the lake, but PGE plans to manage them actively in 2014 and many will be closed.

Location
: Located less than 2 hours and 80 miles from Portland, Timothy Lake is sourced from numerous springs, nearby Little Crater Lake and Clackamas Lake.  It feeds the Clackamas River.  Elevation is about 3300 feet. 

Notes: This is a fee campsite and RSVP is needed and site is limited so RSVP and payment needed to reserve space.

Rentals:    There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  Check to see if they will strap to our car.
     Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     Next Adventure <click here> - Portland, OR 503-233-0706 ask for OutKayaking discount. 

03/14/2014

© Kyle