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:    Saturday, July 29, 2017
PADDLE:  Timothy Lake Kayak
MEETING:
Oak Fork Campground
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    11:00am to 4:00pm with option to socialze after. 
LEADER:  Sandy Stewart Leader@outkayaking.org (971) 400-5060  <RSVP, Click Here>

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.

Social after the paddle:
If you are interested in socializing bring something for dinner.  A few of us are camping and will hold a social at the campsite after the paddle.  RSVP for the campsite information if you are interested.   

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 05, 2017
PADDLE:  Willamette FallsBBQ Social follows paddle(see below)
MEETING
11:00am at eNRG Kayak Dock
LEVEL:   All
TIME:    Noon to 3pm.
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>
 
Paddle to the base of the Willamette Falls and Locks.

Launch Location:
eNRG Kayak Dock 
<click here> for step by step directions.  1701 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City.

Notes:
Spray skirts recommended.  Great paddle for all skills level, there is an opportunity for advance paddlers to test their skills

Rentals:    

eNRG Kayak Dock  <click here> 503-772-1122:  1701 Clackamette Dr., Oregon City.

DATE:    Saturday, August 05, 2017
PADDLE:  Potluck BBQ Social
MEETING
Private Residence, please RSVP for location and directions.
LEVEL:   Everyone
TIME:    4:00pm to 9:00pm
LEADER:  Jeff K Leader@outkayaking.org (971) 322-9422  <RSVP, Click Here>
 Potluck BBQ.  This is a great opportunity to meet other paddlers and discuss upcoming trip.  Bring dish to share and your choice of beverage. Condiments, flatware, plates and cups will be provided.  There is a gas-grill if you want to bring something cook.   There is a private hot tub and heated pool!!!!  Kids ok, but NO pets please. 

DATE:    Thursday, August 31 to Monday (LABOR DAY) September 4, 2017
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. 

DATE:    Thursday, September 21-Sunday 24, 2017
PADDLE:  San Jaun: Orcas Island, Doe Bay.
MEETING
: TBA
LEVEL:   Everyone
TIME:    TBA
LEADER:  Kyle Leader@outkayaking.org 503/989.6333  <RSVP, Click Here>

This is a HOLD THE DATE.  This will be an extensive travel trip.  Details are still be worked on but wanted to get a hold the date out for those wanting to get to the San Jaun Island.   This trip will have a full day travel to and back including ferrys.   The trip takes 7-8 hours or longer.   Overnight accomidations are your responsiblity and there will be room and ride share options.  Accomidations can be Cabins, Yurts, Treehouse, and Tent (walk-in or drive-in)  Link to the location:   Doe Bay: https://doebay.com <click here>


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