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Deschutes Daze 2019

CROC returns to Central Oregon for a 5 day pyr-O-clastic adventure over Labor Day

Information Update #3 posted September 3, 2019


  • Updated directions to Wednesday 3-hour score-O at Crooked River National Grassland

  • Apology

  • Results

LInk: Deschutes Daze 2019 Update 3

Information Update #2 posted August 25, 2019



  • Event Bulletin Available for Download

  • Visit the Welcome Center on your first day at Deschutes Daze

  • Skills Clinic on Saturday, August 31, 9 - 10 am

Link: Deschutes Daze 2019 Update #2

Information Update #1 posted July 30, 2019


  • Communication plan

  • Courses: start times, distance from parking to start, etc.

  • Sunday evening barbecue picnic

  • T-shirts

  • Training and/or practice map

Link: Deschutes Daze 2019 Update #1

At a Glance

  • 6 events in 5 days

  • Barebones:

    Advanced Courses only - this is for experienced Orienteers and Adventure Racers

    Flexible start windows without assigned start times

    Focus is on excellent maps and courses

    2-3 different course lengths offered on most days

  • SPORTident epunch chip timing

  • Results and splits posted same day ← New this year!

  • All in the beautiful Bend, Oregon area

This is the weekend before both the British Columbia Orienteering Championships (Sept 7-8) in Kimberly/Cranbrook and also the 2019 U.S Nationals in the Bay Area (Sept 6-8) so here is your opportunity to have a solid week of orienteering!

Here’s a photo sampler from Deschutes Daze 2017. (See a bunch more at this Facebook album.)

Registration Information

Registration for Deschutes Daze 2019 has closed. Click on this map to see registration information . . .

The registration menu includes

  • Event fees: per day or all-days

  • Optional Sunday evening barbeque dinner

  • Optional camping at the group site

  • Waiver form

  • T-shirt order

Registration is Limited

Our Forest Service permit limits participation Saturday through Monday. Please register now to ensure your spot at Deschutes Daze 2019


  • Single Event Day: $25

  • All Events: $110

  • Banquet Dinner: $22

  • Camping per night: $15 per tent per night, and allowance for one RV for $20 per night

  • Does your group include juniors? Please look for reduced prices and special instruction on the registration form.


All event information in this table is subject to change. Please refer to your event packet for detailed information such as start window and driving directions.

All events except Tuesday require advanced orienteering or map and compass navigation skills. Please be aware of the safety bearing as most venues border on vast undeveloped forest land.

Juniors (under age 18) may run solo with the approval of the event director.

Date Venue Event Notes
Saturday August 31 Dutchman Flat - Lower Classic
Sunday September 1 Lava Butte Dogbone
Monday September 2 Dutchman Flat - Upper Classic 2.5 3.25 km hike to start
Tuesday September 3 AM Central Oregon Community College Short Updated Map
Tuesday September 3 PM Shevlin Park Short New Venue
Wednesday September 4 Crooked River National Grassland Score-O New Map


Group Camping

We have reserved a group campsite at Tumalo State Park, lat long coordinates: 44.1284, -121.3315. (Copy/paste these into Google maps or mapping app to get driving directions.) Regretfully, our group campsite has limited capacity and it has been filled as of 12 July 2019.


  • 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 west 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

  • The Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn at Bend have generously offered a block of rooms to our group at discounted rate. Please follow the link to make a reservation using the discount code. Alternatively, you can reserve a room by calling Michael Elston, Sales Manager, at 509-280-8457. The offer is good through July 30 and the reservations have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please use the contact form below to let us know if the block of rooms has been filled up because we may be able to get more.

Social and Other Activities

Sunday September 1 - Barbecue Dinner

Sign up via the registration links above

Tuesday September 3 - No Host Happy Hour at the Food Carts

Join us at the food carts after the two short events on this day. Details coming . . .


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 or near 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 City of Bend offers a wide range of accommodations, great restaurants, and 22 craft breweries!

The Deschutes Daze 2019 Team

Mike (Tox) Poulsen (course designer), Robert Barton (planner), Pat Gottsacker (registrar), Theo Dreher (course designer), Alison Crocker (course designer), Abra McNair (planner), Brian Hauck (course designer), Jill McBee (course designer), Rick McBee (course designer), Vanessa Blake (event packet), Debby Wenzel (event center, camp host), Ken Wenzel (camp host), Marty Lawrence (planner), Anndy Wiselogle (course designer), Virginia Church (lead mapper), Alexander Myachin (results), Tony Pinkham (skills clinic), Mike (Electro) Bruns (chairperson)


Please use this contact form to reach any member of the Deschutes Daze 2019 team

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Earlier Event: August 24
Milo McIver State Park
Later Event: September 6
USA National Orienteering Championship