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, September 01 to Monday (LABOR DAY) September 5, 2016
PADDLE:  Waldo Lake-Kayaking and Primitive Camping 
MEETING
RSVP for times, details and map  <RSVP, Click Here>No later then Noon  Sunday 8/28
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>No later then Noon 8/28
 
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. 
RSVP is due no later than Sunday August 29. 

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:    Friday, September 23-Sunday September 25
PADDLE:  Mt. St Helens, Cold Water Lake (Inside Mt St Helens!)
MEETING
See below, (Camping and Day Trip Options)
LEVEL:   All--Touring boats or recreational boats over 10 feet in length recommended for this paddle. Afternoon westerly winds can make for a challenging paddle, difficult for shorter or inflatable craft. Know your skill and stamina if you have a small or inflatable.
TIME:    See Below
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here> No later then Noon Wednesday 9/21
 
INCREDIBLE KAYAKING LOCATION:  INSIDE MT ST HELENS. This paddle is inside the blast devastation from the eruption.  Coldwater Lake was formed after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in May 1980. This steep canyon was blocked by mud flowing down the Toutle River. Only human and electric powerboats are allowed on the lake and the scenery is truly breathtaking.  It sits below the Coldwater Ridge visitor center, 47 miles east of Castle Rock.

Notes:
Combination Camping Trip  and or Day Kayaking Trip. 
Portland to Seaquest Campsite: 1 1/2 hours.  
Portland to Coldwater Lake Paddle: 2 1/2 hours.—45-60 minutes East of Castle Rock.
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FOR THE
CAMPING OPTION.
Please  <RSVP, Click Here> No later then Noon Wednesday 9/21 if you are camping.
Camping on Saturday night at Seaquest State Park 
<<Click Here>> This is an overnight camping opportunity for those that don't want to make the round trip drive to St. Helens in one day for the paddle. 
 
Directions: Take the Castle Rock exit #49 from I-5 North. Go east on SR504 approximately 6 miles. The campground is on the left just past the Mt. St. Helens visitor center.
 
The Park: Campsites this time of year is taken on a first come first server basis.  Cost of the shared campsite will be based on RSVP and be provided on Wednesday 9/21 after the noon RSVP deadline. Estimate $30 for the weekend per person (each site takes 8 people @ $70 for the weekend plus $10/night for each car). This could be cheaper, I am asking for a discount from the park and a sponsor.
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FOR THE MT ST HELENS
COLDWATER LAKE PADDLE—SATURDAY
11:00 am SHARP (depart Portland by 8:30 am) at Launch site.  Or meet us at our campsite 9:30am SHARP (depart Portland by 8:00am)
It is in the lake just under the Johnston Ridge Observatory.  You must have a Mt St Helens pass
.<<CLICK HERE>>

The Boat Launch is just before the Johnston Ridge Observatory on SR504.  Coldwater Lake Recreation Area is located 45 miles (1hour) east of Castle Rock in the heart of the blast zone. Link:
<<CLICK HERE>>
 
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