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Deschutes Daze

DESCHUTES DAZE IS FAST APPROACHING! There are still a few spaces available for all orienteering events, though the Tumalo group camp is now FILLED.

Don't miss this great opportunity for some great orienteering. Sign up for for the entire 6 days of events or for individual events. This is a bare-bones event. Daily meets focus on excellent maps and courses, but there are no posted results.

View, download, and print registration form here.

The daily events are advanced courses, from brown to red in length. There will be no beginner to advanced beginner courses. We will be using e-punch so everyone can compare their splits. All events are mass starts, with a short starting window and a "start" e-punch unit. (Note: one event is mass start.)

    •    Wed. Aug 30 - Arnold Ice Cave, high desert, flattish, open sage/pine terrain punctuated with sunken lava tubes.
    •    Thurs. Aug 31 - Central Oregon Community College, urban sprint in a complex mix of buildings on a rocky pine-covered slope.
    •    Fri. Sept 1 - Lower Dutchman Flat, forested, hilly, intricate lava formations.
    •    Sat. Sept 2 - Lava Butte, flat, open pine forest, individual relay.
    •    Sun. Sept 3 - Middle Dutchman Flat, forest, hilly; beautiful terrain chock-full of features.
    •    Mon. Sept 4, Crooked River Grassland, 3-hour Score-O, high desert, hilly. Rogaine-style map will be used.

  A very scenic model course will be set up to do any time in the Moon Mountain area at the top of the Dutchman Flat map. View the Dutchman Flat map here.

The entire week of events, August 30 - September 4, is $100 per person. You may register for individual days at $20 per day. Registration closes August 22 or when participation limits set by the Forest Service have been reached.


GROUP CAMPSITE at Tumalo State Park has been filled.
If you have previously signed up, camping check-in for the week is 4 PM Tuesday, August 29.


Technical t-shirts (Sport-Tek ST350 in Atomic Blue) and Hoodies (Gilden Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt in Sport Grey) may be available for $20 and $28 each. Pre-ordering is now closed.


 There are numerous motel/condo/B & B options in Bend. Up in the mountains, there are several walk-in, low-cost, high-scenery, Forest Service campgrounds located on Century Drive east of Bend (near the Dutchman Flat events). These are first-come, first-served, not reservable. Elk Lake Resort on Century Drive has economical camping sites and camping cabins which you can reserve. Camping is allowed in the national forests.

BEND! Between events, you can enjoy the outdoor playground of central Oregon. Must-see near Bend is the High Desert Museum and Lava Butte's trails though the flows. Explore great mountain biking and hiking trails in the Three Sisters wilderness or high desert. Rock climb at world-class Smith Rock, 30 minutes north of Bend. Cool off at some nearby back-country lakes, raft the Deschutes River, or head 2.5 hours south to Crater Lake National Park. The town of Bend offers a wide range of accommodations and some great restaurants.

Contact Event Director Scott Drumm


Later Event: September 11
CROC Board Meeting