Current Events

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 PFD at all times and carry a whistle.   
REMEMBER TO BRING LOTS OF WATER, SUNSCREEN, AND SNACKS    

DATE:    Thursday, July 21, 2016
PADDLE:  Tualatin River
MEETING:
Tualatin Community Park
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    6:00pm to 8:00pm
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.  
     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:    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
PADDLE:  Paddle Downtown Portland Willamette River/Ross Island
MEETING
OMSI and Hawthorne Bridge (1515 SE Water St.)
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    6:00pm to 8:00pm
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
The boat launch is between OMSI and the Hawthorne Bridge on the East Side of the River.  Same Launch as Alder Creek Boathouse.
Alder Creek Boat House Floating Dock.

Rentals:    
There is a rental at the launch location.  
     Alder Creek <click here> - Portland, OR 503-285-0464 ask for OutKayaking discount.
     

DATE:    Monday, August 15 to Friday, August 19, 2016
PADDLE:  PADDLE OREGON  (Kayaking & Camping at its finest--private vineyard land and catered meals)
MEETING
Refer to link below
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Multiple Days Overnight Camping.   Catered meals, entertainment, supply truck
LEADER:  Kate Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333 Details and registration: www.paddleoregon.org

Five Days covering 107 miles of the serene, hidden upper Willamette River waterway.  Catered meals, wine/beer, Augnightly entertainment, speakers, and 4 campsites are located in secure private land and parks
        
For full
Details and registration: www.paddleoregon.org Highlights this year include camping at Arcane Cellars at Wheatland Winery & Vineyard, and Chatoe Rogue's historic hop farm and tasting room.

DATE:    Saturday, August 13, 2016
PADDLE:  Timothy Lake Kayak
MEETING:
Oak Fork Campground
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Day Trip(11am) and Night Paddle (7pm) (Perseid Meteor Shower) with possible camping option
LEADER:  Sandy Stewart Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989-6333(kyle)  <RSVP, Click Here>

The trip features a day paddle and a night paddle to view the Perseid Meteor Shower.  This paddle has 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.   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:
If you are interested in camping please RSVP by August 1, 2016.   There are primitive campsites that we might be able to hold with advance RSVP.  This is first come first get.  

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.

Rentals:    
There is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     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:    Saturday, August 20, 2016
PADDLE:  Potluck BBQ Social
MEETING
Private Residence, please RSVP for address.
LEVEL:   Everyone
TIME:    3:00pm to 7:00pm
LEADER:  Chase and Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Potluck BBQ.  This is a great opportunity to meet other paddlers and discuss upcoming trip.  Kids are welcome.  Bring something for yourself to grill and a side to share.  Grill, condiments, flatware, and cups will be provided.  Please RSVP for location and directions. 

DATE:    Thursday, September 01 to Monday (LABOR DAY) September 5, 2016
PADDLE:  Waldo Lake-Kayaking and Primitive Camping 
MEETING
RSVP for times, details and map 
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Multiple Days Overnight PRIMITIVE Camping.   You must load and kayak to campsite. 
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Waldo Lake, in the Oregon Cascades south of the Three Sisters, is the second largest natural lake in Oregon and like our largest lake, Crater Lake, its waters come from below it and the result is an intense blue color and you can see clearly hundreds of feet below you. With a shoreline of 23 miles there are plenty of places to paddle. No motor boats are allowed making it a paddling paradise

Launch Location:
Waldo Lake is a 3 hour drive from Portland. Parking is at the Shadow Lake Campground. From Oakridge, proceed east on Hwy 58 for 25 miles to the Waldo Lake Road (FS Road 5897). Continue on Waldo Lake Road for 6 1/2 miles to the Shadow Bay turnoff. Follow signs to Shadow Bay Campground.

Notes:
You must pack and kayak to the campsite. It is not reachable by car or hike. YOU MUST RSVP for the specific location. One of two locations will be chosen based on RSVPs.  No beginners or recreational kayaks should cross the lake unattended.  Leaders will arrange meeting times at the boat launch for those unfamiliar with the location. It is a 40-minute paddle to the campsite. We will be camping at primitive campsites that are only accessible by kayak, so you must pack your gear in the kayak. This is a remote location. RSVP is mandatory

Rentals: There
is no rental at the launch location.  Must transport kayak.  
     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. 

© Kyle