Totten Inlet

Trip

Sea Kayak - Totten Inlet & Oyster Bay

One way paddle with car shuttle

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Sea Kayak II/III
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 nm
  • Maximum Wind: 12 kts
  • Maximum Waves: 2 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3 kt but depends on conditions

We will paddle one way, from Oyster Bay to Arcadia boat ramp.    We will launch around 0945 at high tide.    We will meet at 0845 at Kennedy Creek pullout.   Discover Passes required at launch site, but not at Arcadia.  One or more vehicles will be shuttled to Arcadia by volunteer participants who will meet at 0815.     Further details about the plan will be communicated with participants.

High tide is about 16 ft at launch time so we will make minimal impact while launching.    It should be a beautiful paddle.   Weather forecast will be monitored and the plan adjusted if necessary.

This paddle is open to covid vaccinated individuals only.

Information about Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve:

https://www.dnr.wa.gov/KennedyCreek 

Information about Inlets Paddle Badge:

https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/badges/award-badges/olympia-branch-sea-kayaking-south-sound-inlets

Route/Place

Totten Inlet


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  

  1. Flotation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with flotation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally.   Dry suit required.
  9. Lunch
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